FL-13 special election: Jolly wins!

posted at 8:51 pm on March 11, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

The results are in on the toss-up special election in an extra-swingy district widely characterized as a referendum on the popularity of ObamaCare as well as a bellwether for this November’s midterms, and… Boom.

Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November’s midterm elections and Democrats and Republicans spent millions of dollars auditioning national strategies for the rest of the year.

With almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Jolly had 48.5 percent of the vote to Sink’s 46.7 percent. Libertarian Lucas Overby had 4.8 percent.

Sink conceded shortly before 8 p.m.

The implications of the dueling messages for the midterm elections inspired both parties to call in star advocates like President Bill Clinton and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, in addition to blanketing the district with ads, calls and mailings. More than $11 million has been spent on the race, according to the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks government information.

Those are some pretty crazy cash monies for a special election, with Sink’s campaign doing the lion’s share of the spending. I don’t want to overanalyze the implications here too hard for the midterm races dotted all over the country, and it did turn out to be a tight race, but… Democrats cannot be feeling good about this. They were really gunning for a victory here to help feed the pre-midterm national narrative that, Hey, ObamaCare’s not so terribly unpopular after all!, not to mention test out some more of their war-on-women-mongering. Sink was pretty stalwart about her general support for ObamaCare (“we can’t go back to letting insurance companies doing whatever they want; instead of repealing the law, we need to keep what’s right and fix what’s wrong”), and this does not seem to bode well for them.

Wait… what?


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KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2014 at 9:26 PM

oscarwilde on March 11, 2014 at 9:27 PM

+1!

KCB on March 11, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Bah… and your point?

oscarwilde on March 11, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Damn you, O-Scar! :P

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Bah… and your point?

oscarwilde on March 11, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Damn you, O-Scar! :P

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

I aim to misbehave… (unfortunately my aim is not very good)

oscarwilde on March 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Flucking Ah…Ya!!!!!

Electrongod on March 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

I aim to misbehave… (unfortunately my aim is not very good)

oscarwilde on March 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Nor is mine around the toilet.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

RWN :):) touche’

Hi Ken (waving)

CoffeeLover on March 11, 2014 at 9:33 PM

I aim to misbehave… (unfortunately my aim is not very good)

oscarwilde on March 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Nor is mine around the toilet.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

I bet it would improve around Debbie Whatshername-Snittzel…

oscarwilde on March 11, 2014 at 9:33 PM

“Republican special interest groups poured in millions to hold onto a Republican congressional district that they’ve comfortably held for nearly 60 years.

That’s a strange statement for the Dems to be making via their rapid response machinery, considering the tiny fact that they outspent Jolly by a margin of about 2 to 1 in this race.

Flyovercountry on March 11, 2014 at 9:34 PM

GIVE US SCHAD…or GIVE US SCHAD!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 9:36 PM

That’s a strange statement for the Dems to be making via their rapid response machinery, considering the tiny fact that they outspent Jolly by a margin of about 2 to 1 in this race.

Flyovercountry on March 11, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Kicks flyover… for no particular reason… (he’ll understand once the stitches come out)

oscarwilde on March 11, 2014 at 9:36 PM

That’s a strange statement for the Dems to be making via their rapid response machinery, considering the tiny fact that they outspent Jolly by a margin of about 2 to 1 in this race.

Flyovercountry on March 11, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Your average Joe and Jane Q LIV ain’t gonna know that.

gryphon202 on March 11, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Is Jolly telling the truth or is he going to be one of Boehner’s bootlickers now?

http://tbo.com/news/politics/immigration-reform-helping-to-shape-13th-district-race-20140110/

Wigglesworth

Better question is how did he win without slurping amnesty koolaid? I thought that wasn’t possible.

xblade on March 11, 2014 at 9:38 PM

The GOP underperformed tonight in the #FL13 – a district they’ve held for decades.

In FL13, if best GOP does is win a close race in a seat they’ve held for 58yrs it doesn’t bode well for making ACA a signature issue.

So I guess there’s no problem then, right?

You know a beating is coming when one side participates in an emphatic conversation with itself, not about policy or even about politics but simply their chances in November.

Who are you trying to convince, Deb?

HitNRun on March 11, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Is Jolly telling the trutth or is he going to be one of Boehner’s bootlickers now?

http://tbo.com/news/politics/immigration-reform-helping-to-shape-13th-district-race-20140110/

Wigglesworth

Better question is how did he win without slurping amnesty koolaid? I thought that wasn’t possible.

xblade on March 11, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Is Jolly telling the trutth or is he going to be one of Boehner’s bootlickers now?

Wigglesworth

Better question is how did he win without slurping amnesty koolaid? I thought that wasn’t possible.

xblade on March 11, 2014 at 9:39 PM

I feel like we’re living on The Island of Misfit Toys.

No HumpBot again?

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Better question is how did he win without slurping amnesty koolaid? I thought that wasn’t possible.

xblade on March 11, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Re: your question on Walking Dead thread. He asked “Is it always summer in Georgia?”

I replied “It is in Florida.”

Yes I know WD is in GA.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Is Jolly telling the trutth or is he going to be one of Boehner’s bootlickers now?

Wigglesworth

Better question is how did he win without slurping amnesty koolaid? I thought that wasn’t possible.

xblade on March 11, 2014 at 9:39 PM

So much for the duplicate comment thingie…

oscarwilde on March 11, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Better question is how did he win without slurping amnesty koolaid? I thought that wasn’t possible.

xblade on March 11, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Better question is how did he win without slurping amnesty koolaid? I thought that wasn’t possible.

xblade on March 11, 2014 at 9:39 PM

An actual duplicate comment. Curious.

steebo77 on March 11, 2014 at 9:41 PM

rationalize about … well …

It’s a long time til November!

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 9:23 PM

It’s Tuesday.
Everyone was predicting a Dem win.

Come ooooonnnnn…… Bring out the Humpbot!

Who else is with Hawk,Twerp and me?

kringeesmom on March 11, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Schadenfreude, I hope you’re still looking in and reading the comments. If you have a mind to, please consider dropping a line at this throwaway address. I’d like to pass a message to you. Make a throwaway yourself, just a fake name, whatever. But drop me a note.

Trolls, I don’t even open your emails when I do this so don’t bother.

hawkcontractor@gmail.com

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM

An actual duplicate comment. Curious.

steebo77 on March 11, 2014 at 9:41 PM

You can do that by adding one space in between two words.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 9:44 PM

An actual duplicate comment. Curious.

steebo77 on March 11, 2014 at 9:41 PM

You can do that by adding one space in between two words.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 9:44 PM

hawkcontractor@gmail.com

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM

I’m gonna e-mail you too. Right now.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM

You can do that by adding one space in between two words.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 9:44 PM

That’s so cool.

steebo77 on March 11, 2014 at 9:46 PM

You can do that by adding one space in between two words.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 9:44 PM

That’s so cool.

steebo77 on March 11, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Alright, noob question that the rest of the noobs were afraid to ask–what the heck is a HUMPBOT?

Doc Holliday on March 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Miss Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the Salieri of politics. A turgid mediocrity. Let’s hope that the Republicans continue to “underperform” in this way and rack up a string of victories. If Jolly “underperformed” what did Sink do? Float like a turd?

NQJohnson on March 11, 2014 at 9:49 PM

I feel like we’re living on The Island of Misfit Toys.

No HumpBot again?

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 9:39 PM

“Nobody wants an Charlie Alex in the Box.

ToddPA on March 11, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Alright, noob question that the rest of the noobs were afraid to ask–what the heck is a HUMPBOT?

Doc Holliday on March 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

It simply has to be experienced. No explanation does it justice.

CurtZHP on March 11, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Spin away, DWS, you pathetic hack.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on March 11, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Don’t listen to any of these clown from the left. The DNC has been pouring ad money into this race for quite a while, Obama carried this district to 2012. They wanted this seat badly.

whbates on March 11, 2014 at 9:51 PM

HUMP BOT!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 9:52 PM

68% of CD13 ballots cast before Tuesday, w/Sink winning 48-46%. But Jolly won by carrying Election Day voters 54-42% bit.ly/PqGEDA

@HotlineJosh Sink WON the district in her losing ’10 GOV bid. During 2010 GOP wave.

Nah, the Dems ain’t got nothing to worry about, right Debbie?

Flora Duh on March 11, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Doc Holliday on March 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Here you go, Doc.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/19/scott-brown-elected-senator-from-massachusetts/

Barred on March 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Alright, noob question that the rest of the noobs were afraid to ask–what the heck is a HUMPBOT?

Doc Holliday on March 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

A Hot Air tradition. It’s better than the melting bunny.

kringeesmom on March 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM

I just sent you a message. I don’t think I’m a troll, but I’m not sure.

KCB on March 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Alright, noob question that the rest of the noobs were afraid to ask–what the heck is a HUMPBOT?

Doc Holliday on March 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I doubt you see one until November.

KCB on March 11, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Excellent news.

mnjg on March 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM

I cannot believe some people. I know it’s OT but I have to share. Indulge me.

I, for one, was sick and tired of Schadenfreude calling every woman he/she/it didn’t like a “scumhag” and other unnecessary, demeaning names.

Thank you, Ed.

Meredith on March 11, 2014 at 9:33 PM

OTOH Palin has to be snappish or snarky about every negative remark, perceived or real. It shows what a petty and vindictive woman she truly is. Always a victim.

Of course this is a major reason why people don’t like her, but she’s too dumb to understand the connection.

And I’m still waiting for a fellow student to come forward and say how smart she was in school. Not picky–a classmate from any one of the two dozen colleges she attended will be fine.

Meredith on July 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Meredith is one useless b!tch. She’s got nerve to call Schad out when everyone is a TrueCon.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I just sent you a message. I don’t think I’m a troll, but I’m not sure.

KCB on March 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Got it.

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:01 PM

In fact, one might call Meredith a scumhag…

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:02 PM

And this …

I, for one, was sick and tired of Schadenfreude calling every woman he/she/it didn’t like a “scumhag” and other unnecessary, demeaning names.

Thank you, Ed.

Meredith on March 11, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Unseen is certifiable. So are most of the other Palin nuts.

Palin threw a lot of people under the bus in AK. The woman who ran her first mayoral campaign in Wasilla describes her as “dangerous.” Lots of ambition and self-confidence–to the point of being delusional–but no actual ability. And she’ll stab anyone in the back to get what she wants.

I can’t stand Palin but deserately want her to run. She’ll be irretrievably proven to be a total lightweight, and so humiliated that she’ll never again command the national spotlight, except as a punchline for neverending jokes.

Of course unseen & company will never admit what suckers they were. The GOP will rally around Palin? Never in a million years. They will do everything they can to keep her from getting the nomination.

As Dick Morris says, Obama prays every night that Palin is his opponent.

Everyone with an IQ in double digits knows he’s right. Which, of course, explains the Palintards.

Meredith on July 8, 2011 at 6:34 PM

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Throwing his lot in with lame GOPe Speaker Boehner and the rest of the Clown Posse in 3… 2… 1…

Midas on March 11, 2014 at 10:04 PM

And …

Meredith on March 11, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Not “delicious” at all. Nice snark, Mr. Morrissey, almost as good as Celebrity Sarah’s snotty response to the WSJ. But she flubbed it. Of course, I had to go to Politico and other news sources to find out the truth.

In her eagerness to point out that she “reads” the WSJ, she proved that, in fact, she didn’t read the article at all.

Lots of ego and ambition but not much else from the “humble” half-term, halfwit governor.

Meredith on November 10, 2010 at 6:17 AM

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:05 PM

We have to send emails to Ed@hotair.com like we did with predator

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Golf clap for weapons grade hypocrisy?

Meredith on March 11, 2014 at 9:33 PM

The DC correspondent for the UK Telegraph reports that Palin has been “livid” about all the attention Bachmann has been getting, and that she has “soured” on Perry.

Plain and simple, like all celebrities (including POTUS), she’s an attention wh*re, so, yes, she will run.

But she and all her “balance the doggone budget” country bumpkinisms will not play with the greater US. The Republicans have a real chance to beat Obama, but not with Palin (or Bachmann), and the Party knows it will be a laughingstock if Palin is its nominee. Someone will likely run third party. Either way, Obama wins.

He is salivating for Palin as his opponent. She will be destroyed at some point in the process, so run, Sarah, run! I’m sick of you and your cult of idol worshippers, and like most of the country, want you gone from the political landscape. Hopefully forever.

Meredith on August 19, 2011 at 5:01 PM

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Hawk, say ‘hi’ to Schad for the rest of us, please.

And go easy on Meridith until you know whether she’s a friend of Ed’s or not, iykwimaityd.

Midas on March 11, 2014 at 10:10 PM

That’s enough, Hawk. I can’t take that cvnt on a good day.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Wow, this server crap is getting worse by the hour.

Midas on March 11, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Meredith, you’re a disgusting, opportunistic hypocrite.

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Better question is how did he win without slurping amnesty koolaid? I thought that wasn’t possible.

xblade on March 11, 2014 at 9:39 PM

It would have been a big mistake in that district.

whbates on March 11, 2014 at 10:19 PM

And thus begins the midterm panic of ’14:

BREAKING: Republican David Jolly wins Fla. congressional special election in test race over health care.

— The Associated Press (@AP) March 11, 2014

This seat was previously held by a long-serving Republican, but Barack Obama carried it twice, the Republican nominee was far from flawless, and the Democratic nominee enjoyed a wide name ID advantage from her gubernatorial run. Many experts saw this race as Alex Sink’s to lose. She ran on a “fix, don’t repeal, Obamacare” platform. She lost. Break out the tea leaves:

Looks like Jolly’s night. If Dems couldn’t win an Obama CD with a solid candidate against a flawed R, expect a rough November.

— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) March 11, 2014

It’s way GOP held FL13 that is so troublesome for Dems. Flawed underfunded cand wins, propped up by outside money aimed at health care

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 11, 2014

Tale of the tape: Dems outspent Republicans in #FL13, and had clear field for their candidate. O won 50%, Sink 46% http://t.co/OEdKmgeNjN

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) March 12, 2014

Yes, FL-13 will be over-interpreted like most specials, but tonite Rs have to feel pretty good about picking UP seats in Nov.

— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) March 12, 2014

ABC News’ Rick Klein spelled out the stakes of this races earlier today. Democrats are spinning this loss, but the can’t escape certain realities:

Tonight, it’s the Democrats with all the expectations to meet. That’s because they have more questions to answer this year, about their ability to message around Obamacare and Social Security, and make the case against Republicans in a district with divided tendencies. Democrats won’t have candidates as seasoned or well-funded as Alex Sink everywhere. And they know privately at least that they’re looking at a dismal 2014 if they can’t win districts like this one.

Polls showed a tight race with Sink leading Jolly by two points. Jolly took the race by two points, riding a double-digit election day wave that overcame Sink’s modest early voting edge. This race was a referendum on Obamacare. In an Obama district. In a swing state. With a well-funded, seasoned Democratic candidate. Political handicapper Stu Rothenberg called it a http://tinyurl.com/l2xmgvw for Democrats.

And now we have Congressman David Jolly (R-FL).

Yes, special elections can be sui generis in nature, and Democrats won a contested special in 2010 before getting swamped a few months later. But for Democrats, this result cannot be ignored.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 10:20 PM

All I can say is….Humpbot rules. Take that DWS. Actually I wouldn’t do that to the humpbot.

Doc Holliday on March 11, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Why hump when you can “spay or neuter”?

blammm on March 11, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Throwing his lot in with lame GOPe Speaker Boehner and the rest of the Clown Posse in 3… 2… 1…

Midas on March 11, 2014 at 10:04 PM

He got ditched by the NRCC when he refused to pledge his loyalty to Boehner.

blammm on March 11, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Meredith on March 11, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Shut your face, Meredith(I’d say something else-but I’ve already been banned once)because you are a nothing. You are a nobody here…unlike Schad. Schad is one of US. If you were to go-you wouldn’t be missed.

*VERY dark glare.*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM

*I am sick as eff of the ‘you’re posting too quickly slow down’ crap.*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 9:01 PM

I’ve never gotten that.

crankyoldlady on March 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Please reinstate Schad.

neyney on March 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM

This is good news..Really good news..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:24 PM

*I am sick as eff of the ‘you’re posting too quickly slow down’ crap.*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 9:01 PM

I’ve never gotten that.I have,however gotten the duplicate signal.

crankyoldlady on March 11, 2014 at 10:24 PM

What happened to Schadenfreude?

Priscilla on March 11, 2014 at 10:24 PM

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:06 PM

I’ll have to pass on that-for obvious reasons.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Nice Blog post Erika..Well written..Nice snark..:):)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Meredith is not here! Hawk is just posting her crap!

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Shorter:

“What election…? – MSM”

Seven Percent Solution on March 11, 2014 at 10:27 PM

He got ditched by the NRCC when he refused to pledge his loyalty to Boehner.

blammm on March 11, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Now that he’s won, the press will be on. We’ll see.

Midas on March 11, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Priscilla on March 11, 2014 at 10:24 PM
Got banned for insulting one of Ed’s friends/guests in yesterday’s TEMS.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Did the Dems climate change passion play last night cost them this seat?

Hopefully Allahpundit has the Humpbot batteries charging and it will make an appearance any minute now.

meci on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

I feel like we’re living on The Island of Misfit Toys.

No HumpBot again?

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 9:39 PM

LoLz..Isn’t the HumpBot an Allahpundit thing??..Erika may not know about it..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Shorter:

“What election…? – MSM”

Seven Percent Solution on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Ferget it, she’s rollin’.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Already sent an email to Ed asking for leniency on Schadenfreude.

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Good to see you..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:29 PM

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Jerk.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Be sure to give instances of real trolls doing far worse with no consequences.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

And thus begins the midterm panic of ’14:

BREAKING: Republican David Jolly wins Fla. congressional special election in test race over health care.

— The Associated Press (@AP) March 11, 2014

This seat was previously held by a long-serving Republican, but Barack Obama carried it twice, the Republican nominee was far from flawless, and the Democratic nominee enjoyed a wide name ID advantage from her gubernatorial run. Many experts saw this race as Alex Sink’s to lose. She ran on a “fix, don’t repeal, Obamacare” platform. She lost. Break out the tea leaves:

Looks like Jolly’s night. If Dems couldn’t win an Obama CD with a solid candidate against a flawed R, expect a rough November.

— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) March 11, 2014

It’s way GOP held FL13 that is so troublesome for Dems. Flawed underfunded cand wins, propped up by outside money aimed at health care

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 11, 2014

Tale of the tape: Dems outspent Republicans in #FL13, and had clear field for their candidate. O won 50%, Sink 46%

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) March 12, 2014

Yes, FL-13 will be over-interpreted like most specials, but tonite Rs have to feel pretty good about picking UP seats in Nov.

— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) March 12, 2014

ABC News’ Rick Klein spelled out the stakes of this races earlier today. Democrats are spinning this loss, but the can’t escape certain realities:

Tonight, it’s the Democrats with all the expectations to meet. That’s because they have more questions to answer this year, about their ability to message around Obamacare and Social Security, and make the case against Republicans in a district with divided tendencies. Democrats won’t have candidates as seasoned or well-funded as Alex Sink everywhere. And they know privately at least that they’re looking at a dismal 2014 if they can’t win districts like this one.

Polls showed a tight race with Sink leading Jolly by two points. Jolly took the race by two points, riding a double-digit election day wave that overcame Sink’s modest early voting edge. This race was a referendum on Obamacare. In an Obama district. In a swing state. With a well-funded, seasoned Democratic candidate. Political handicapper Stu Rothenberg called it a ‘must win’ for Democrats.

And now we have Congressman David Jolly (R-FL).

Yes, special elections can be sui generis in nature, and Democrats won a contested special in 2010 before getting swamped a few months later. But for Democrats, this result cannot be ignored.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Already sent an email to Ed asking for leniency on Schadenfreude.

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

You need to lay off. If you were in Ed’s shoes and you asked one of your friends to volunteer their time as a guest for TEMS, you would have done exactly the same thing when your friend is attacked by an anonymous user.

blammm on March 11, 2014 at 10:31 PM

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:32 PM

You lie. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Jerk.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

I’m hurt.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:32 PM

I love the democrats’ response. They truly believe it, too.

SouthernGent on March 11, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

And most entertainingly, these are the results with a third-party candidate taking at least 4% of the vote.

The Obama Party got torched. Alex Sink went into the tank for Obamacare like her massas told her to do, threw every race card in the book, and never stopped screaming “war on women” — and lost decisively.

The only question now is what the deluded and sick black child Obama is going to do at this point. My guess is that the full fury of the Federal regulatory engine and FBI is going to be unleashed against conservatives from now until November.

northdallasthirty on March 11, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

+ 100..They (Dems) are showing the desperation they showed in 2010..The Dingy Reid attack on the Koch Brothers is a big sign of the despair..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

I need a wider “D” key on my keyboard to properly convey the size of the grin that spread across my face as I read your post. :D

29Victor on March 11, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Good to see you..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:29 PM

And you, my friend!

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Good to see you, Dire. The servers are acting up and claiming I’m duplicating my comments, so hopefully this will go through.

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Too late, already sent it, cozmo. But a good idea. Problem is we don’t know what Schad said. Ed said it struck at his friend’s virtue, which puzzles me.

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Already sent an email to Ed asking for leniency on Schadenfreude.

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the people any one prisoner whom they wanted.

–Matt 27:15

Surely, on this day of celebration – during the holy season of Lent, Ed would be at least as gracious as Pilate.

29Victor on March 11, 2014 at 10:37 PM

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 9:39 PM

LoLz..Isn’t the HumpBot an Allahpundit thing??..Erika may not know about it..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

You don’t think during the inprocessing brief they’re instructed about HumpBot?

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:40 PM

John the Libertarian on March 11, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Got it..:):)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:40 PM

You don’t think during the inprocessing brief they’re instructed about HumpBot?

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:40 PM

To be honest..I don’t know if they are or not..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Now who is gonna clean my house and mow my lawn???

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:40 PM

I think there is a good chance we might get one in the QOTD thread..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:40 PM

To be honest..I don’t know if they are or not..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

pffft. Civilian operations!

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

LoLz..Isn’t the HumpBot an Allahpundit thing??..Erika may not know about it..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Yup. See this, this (wherein Ed asks for AP’s blessing), and this.

blammm on March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

I’m sure Mr. Jolly will work tirelessly on our behalf.

/s by the way.

Still, better than a Dem getting that seat.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

pffft. Civilian operations!

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Lolz..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:40 PM
I think there is a good chance we might get one in the QOTD thread..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

I was wrong about that..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Ryan had joined Jolly on a conference call with voters, while Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul recorded a phone message for the GOP nominee aimed at supporters of Libertarian candidate Lucas Overby.

While Republicans held the congressional seat for four decades until Young’s death last year, the district’s voters favored Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. The district is 37 percent Republican, 35 percent Democrat and 24 percent independent.

Sink had outspent Jolly by more than 3 to 1 on television advertising, though outside groups aligned with the GOP had narrowed the overall Democratic advantage.

From the story on Fox. They also had some comments from Jolly which seemed to reflect well on him. So some evidence of GOP teamwork.

talkingpoints on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Out:
‘Bellweather election”
In:
“Tantrum throwing voters”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on March 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

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