WaPo: Midterms looking better and better for GOP

posted at 12:01 pm on August 11, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Plus ça change, plus c’est le même chose. Six-year midterms usually mean lost seats for the White House, and Democrats should know this better than anyone. They fattened themselves on George W. Bush’s unpopularity in 2006, winning big in an election that forced Bush to make significant changes in direction in both domestic and foreign policy. Now they have their own unpopular albatross in Barack Obama, and the winds of fortune are blowing right back in their faces — or so says the Washington Post:

The decision by Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) not to seek election in November in the wake of a plagiarism scandal is the latest piece of good news for Republicans as they strive to take control of the Senate in less than three months.

Walsh’s departure from the race came in the same week that two Republican senators — Pat Roberts in Kansas and Lamar Alexander in Tennessee — defeated tea party challengers in primary fights, ensuring that every GOP senator seeking reelection would be the party’s nominee.

These past seven days typified the fates of the two parties this election cycle. Democrats have been hit by retirements in tough states — Montana, West Virginia, South Dakota and, to a lesser extent, Iowa — and Republicans haven’t nominated the sort of extreme candidates who lack broader appeal in a general election.

Those realities — along with a national playing field in which a handful of incumbent Democrats are defending Republican-leaning seats in places where President Obama is deeply unpopular — have made a GOP takeover a better-than-50/50 proposition.

Walsh faced an uphill battle anyway, which underscores rather than negates the point. The Obama brand has hit a serious decline, and it won’t be the White House that pays the price for it. While Noah dismissed the national implications of the Hawaiian gubernatorial primary, I’m not quite convinced. The White House thought that Obama’s endorsement would have enough impact to bother to issue an endorsement to Neil Abercrombie; otherwise, they would have played it safe and sat out the primary. Very clearly, it did not have the impact that Obama’s team thought it would, and now it looks as though Obama is toxic in this cycle. It also calls into question why Obama bothered to weigh in on a primary fight in the first place, but there’s plenty of evidence of incompetence in his operations without including this particular data point.

The message has been received loudly and clearly by other Democrats, though. Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reports that Democratic candidates for Congress have begun to adopt a new strategy — run like a Republican:

It’s one thing for Democrats running in red parts of the country to sound like Republicans on the campaign trail. It’s another when Democrats running in purple or even blue territory try to do so.

Yet that’s what’s happening in race after race this season.

Faced with a treacherous political environment, many Democrats are trotting out campaign ads that call for balanced budgets, tax cuts and other more traditionally GOP positions. Some of them are running in congressional districts that just two years ago broke sharply for President Barack Obama.

The Republican-flavored ads provide an early glimpse of how Democrats will wage their 2014 campaign. Democrats, hampered by Obama’s rising unpopularity and the tendency for conservatives to turn out at higher levels than liberals in midterm years, face the reality that swing congressional districts favorable to them in 2012 will be far less so in 2014.

Again, plus ça change, etc etc etc. Republicans tried this same strategy in 2006 and in 2008, attempting to end-run the deep unpopularity of their incumbent President by co-opting the opposition message. The GOP learned (well, mostly) that a Fugazi strategy doesn’t really work in elections. When faced with a choice between real Democrats and fake Democrats, voters will choose the authentic version almost every time — and did in both cycles.

Expect the same result here. Authenticity counts in politics, or at least the appearance of authenticity. In midterms, though, the problem is even more basic. Voters have only one recourse to deal with an unpopular and failing President in a midterm election, and that’s to strip him of his allies on Capitol Hill — especially when his agenda is part of the problem. Democrats can pose as oppositionists, but it’s not going to fool enough voters to matter. They would be better off — slightly, anyway — to campaign in support of Obama and adopt his agenda and talking points. At the very least, that would not insult the intelligence of voters, who know very well that a vote for a Democrat is an endorsement for Obama and an enabling of his agenda, no matter how many pictures of coal miners Alison Grimes and her colleagues put on their campaign websites.

The Fugazi strategy is a loser, as Republicans discovered to their chagrin twice. Democrats probably know it too, so it may well be a measure of their desperation that they’re falling back on it now anyway.

Via Instapundit, there’s a message in this for Republicans, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN9xsFUsPqM


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Meh, it’s not like having the GOPe in power will be much better.

topdawg on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

The message has been received loudly and clearly by other Democrats, though. Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reports that Democratic candidates for Congress have begun to adopt a new strategy — run like a Republican:

Fluke off, you deceivers!!!

Be cantorized!!!

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Again, plus ça change, etc etc etc. Republicans tried this same strategy in 2006 and in 2008, attempting to end-run the deep unpopularity of their incumbent President by attempting to co-opt the opposition message. The GOP learned (well, mostly) that a Fugazi strategy doesn’t really work in elections. When faced with a choice between real Democrats and fake Democrats, voters will choose the authentic version almost every time — and did in both cycles.

Yeah, good!!! DIABLOs are just that, Democrats in all but label only.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Democratic candidates for Congress have begun to adopt a new strategy — run like a Republican:

Sorta like Republican candidates running like conservatives, eh?

ElectricPhase on August 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Throw this biatch out, out, out.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Throw this scumhag out!!!

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Now they have their own unpopular albatross in Barack Obama

The Ancient Mariner is spinning (so is Wordsworth).

The Choom Gang’s numbers on foreign policy are in the teens.

Can his overall numbers be far behind as Choomcare, emails, et al add up?

formwiz on August 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I think the wording is wrong.
Midterms looking Worse and Worse for Democratic Party

The republicans have nothing positive they are running on. Their ONLY benefit is that Democrats of poisoned their own well. There is no stampede for the the Republican party is selling. There is only a stampede away from what the Democratic Party is selling.

It is really sickening that the GOP is so dysfunctional.

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Throw scumbag Pryor OUT, OUT, OUT!!!

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reports that Democratic candidates for Congress have begun to adopt a new strategy — run like a Republican:

And so are the Republicans.

BobMbx on August 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Throw Udall of CO out!!!

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Throw scumbag Begich out, out, out!!!

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 12:16 PM

The White House thought that Obama’s endorsement would have enough impact to bother to issue an endorsement to Neil Abercrombie; otherwise, they would have played it safe and sat out the primary. Very clearly, it did not have the impact that Obama’s team thought it would, and now it looks as though Obama is toxic in this cycle. It also calls into question why Obama bothered to weigh in on a primary fight in the first place, but there’s plenty of evidence of incompetence in his operations without including this particular data point.

Abercrombie was a friend of Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham at the University of Hawaii, before Obama was even born, and he’s been a loyal supporter of Obama. If Obama had refused to endorse Abercrombie when Abercrombie wanted the endorsement, that would have been a big story in Hawaii that would have been detrimental to both of them.

J.S.K. on August 11, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Fugazi strategy? I guess I lost the ability to understand Ed over the weekend. What hill are we giving up on?

DanMan on August 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Will Del quote some of the comments?

Anyway, here’s a preemptive “My Brain Hurts!!!”

22044 on August 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM

fat lady ain’t singing yet….

cmsinaz on August 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM

The GOPe can do it without me. They don’t want conservatives, so I’m not going to bother voting for them.

I see that Mitt the RINO is now being touted as the next GOPe candidate. Just what we need, another democrat versus naar-democrat presidential election.

Wino on August 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM

It’s one thing for Democrats running in red parts of the country to sound like Republicans on the campaign trail. It’s another when Democrats running in purple or even blue territory try to do so.

Yet that’s what’s happening in race after race this season.

This isn’t new. Both political parties campaign further to the right than where they actually govern. Very few exceptions of elected representatives who govern further to the right once in office.

airupthere on August 11, 2014 at 12:26 PM

This is Lindsey Graham’s election strategy as well.

airupthere on August 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Ded Pecker will quote Laura Ingraham and something about tea.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

The GOPe can do it without me. They don’t want conservatives, so I’m not going to bother voting for them.

I see that Mitt the RINO is now being touted as the next GOPe candidate. Just what we need, another democrat versus naar-democrat presidential election.

Wino on August 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Bah, that Mitt thing is likely an expectations thing. Throw the most progressive out there as the possible and when they get the second most progressive out there as the nominee they can say that they got someone more conservative!

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM

When faced with a choice between real Democrats and fake Democrats, voters will choose the authentic version almost every time — and did in both cycles.

Oh. Then we should expect a Republican landslide.

nukemhill on August 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Throw the most progressive out there as the possible and when they get the second most progressive out there as the nominee they can say that they got someone more conservative!

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Likely true, but I’ve learned my lesson. Not a conservative? Not getting my vote. My political choices are much easier now that I’ve realized this.

Wino on August 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Likely true, but I’ve learned my lesson. Not a conservative? Not getting my vote. My political choices are much easier now that I’ve realized this.

Wino on August 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

You should stay in practice though. Do write in’s at least and always vote down ticket for the conservatives. As the down tickets make up the largest pool of future prospects for up ticket.

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

The GOPe can do it without me. They don’t want conservatives, so I’m not going to bother voting for them.

I see that Mitt the RINO is now being touted as the next GOPe candidate. Just what we need, another democrat versus naar-democrat presidential election.

Wino on August 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Let us know when the ‘taking my ball and going home’ strategy bears fruit, OK?

changer1701 on August 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reports that Democratic candidates for Congress have begun to adopt a new strategy — run like a Republican:

But….liberal schemes are so well-loved that average citizens trample one another just to get in line first to vote for whichever demorat happens to be running.

Bishop on August 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reports that Democratic candidates for Congress have begun to adopt a new strategy — run like a Republican:

Faced with a treacherous political environment, many Democrats are trotting out campaign ads that call for balanced budgets, tax cuts and other more traditionally GOP positions.

It’s not a new strategy. Democrats did this eight years ago when they wanted to (and did) win control of the House & Senate in the November 2006 elections.

Compare the promises and statements made by Democrats in 2006 – 2008, to the reality of what they’ve done with majority power:

2006:

Over the past decade, the Republican controlled Congress took our nation in the wrong direction. Too many Americans are paying a heavy price for those wrong choices: record costs for energy, health care and education; jobs shipped overseas; and budgets that heap record debt on our children. For millions, the middle-class dream has been replaced by a middle-class squeeze…

Democrats are proposing a New Direction for America…

With integrity, civility and fiscal discipline, our New Direction for America will use commonsense principles to address the aspirations and fulfill the hopes and dreams of all Americans. That is our promise to the American people….

Our federal budget should be a statement of our national values. One of those values is responsibility. Democrats are committed to ending years of irresponsible budget policies that have produced historic deficits. Instead of piling trillions of dollars of debt onto our children and grandchildren, we will restore “Pay As You Go” budget discipline.

Budget discipline has been abandoned by the Bush Administration and its Republican congressional majorities. Congress under Republican control has turned a projected $5.6 trillion 10-year surplus at the end of the Clinton years into a nearly $3 trillion deficit– including the four worst deficits in the history of America. The nation’s debt ceiling has been raised four times in just five years to more than $8.9 trillion. Nearly half of our nation’s record debt is owned by foreign countries including China and Japan. Without a return to fiscal discipline, the foreign countries that make our computers, our clothing and our toys will soon be making our foreign policy. Deficit spending is not just a fiscal problem – it’s a national security issue as well.

Our New Direction is committed to “Pay As You Go” budgeting – no more deficit spending.

2007:

After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.

- New Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 01/04/2007

2008:

“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.

- Barack Obama July 3, 2008

In 2006, Democrats complained about Republicans having created the four worst deficits in the history of America. But the reality is that Republicans were responsible for the 3 largest deficits (FY 2003-2005), Democrat House and Senate majorities were responsible for the 4th largest deficit (FY 1992), and thanks to the increased revenues produced by the economic growth following the 2003 Bush Tax Cuts, deficits decreased in FY 2005, 2006, and 2007.

The last budget passed by a Republican House, Republican Senate, and Republican President (passed in 2006 for FY 2007) had a deficit of less than $161 Billion.

The Democrats have held majority control of the budgeting and appropriations process for FY 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. In $ amounts, those seven fiscal years have produced the SEVEN worst deficits in the history of America!

The same Democrats who complained of Republicans having created “the four worst deficits in the history of America”, the same Democrats who promised “no more deficit spending”, went on to create the SEVEN worst deficits in the history of America, blowing away previous record deficits by a HUGE margin.

Republican majorities added $4 Trillion to the total national debt over the course of 12 Fiscal Years
(FY 1996-2007)

Democrat majorities added over $8 Trillion to the total national debt over the course of just 6 Fiscal Years
(FY 2008-2013)

Democrats, after promising “fiscal discipline” and “no more deficit spending”, have done the EXACT OPPOSITE, and have been deficit spending at OVER FOUR TIMES THE RATE of their Republican predecessors.

Democrats made deficit spending and the national debt a campaign issue in 2006 and won both houses of Congress with promises of “fiscal discipline” and “no more deficit spending”.

Democrats took majority control of Washington, D.C. on 1/3/2007 and since that date Democrat majorities have added $9 TRILLION in new debt.

The Republican “leadership” needs to shine a spotlight on the hypocrisy and lies of the Democrat “leadership”.

It’s not hard to do. Will the Republican “leadership” have the backbone to call out the Democrats’ lies, broken promises, record deficits and $9 TRILLION in NEW debt (more than doubling the total public debt in just over 7 years)?

__DATE__ Total Public Debt Outstanding
01/03/2007 $8,677,214,255,313.07
02/18/2014 $17,384,649,566,329.35 (more than 2X the 1/3/2007 #)
07/31/2014 $17,687,136,723,410.59 (more than $9T above the 1/3/2007 #)

ITguy on August 11, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Remember the polls in September/October 2012 which predicted that Romney’s election was all but assured? We all know how that turned out. It is impossible to overestimate the stupidity of the average American voter– or the Democrats’ talent for stealing elections.

ricoliv on August 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM

… a choice between real Democrats and fake Democrats …

A choice? Apples vs. Apples?

Carnac on August 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Wino on August 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I’m with you brother, done voting for the milquetoast candidate simply because the Party tells me to.

I’ve got exactly one candidate I’m enthused about in my own state races and of course he’s not the “Party Endorsed” guy which means he’ll get thumped in the primary. I believe my federal congressional rep will run unopposed which means in my case a lifer who loves himself the public teat.

Bishop on August 11, 2014 at 12:42 PM

<blockquoteThe Ancient Mariner is spinning (so is Wordsworth).

formwiz on August 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

So is Coleridge

Trafalgar on August 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Let us know when the ‘taking my ball and going home’ strategy bears fruit, OK?

changer1701 on August 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Let me know how the House majority is working to defund the one’s programs, too, a$$hat.

Wino on August 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Let us know when the ‘taking my ball and going home’ strategy bears fruit, OK?

changer1701 on August 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Let us know when the ‘doing the same thing and expecting different results’ strategy bears fruit, OK?

ElectricPhase on August 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

When faced with a choice between real Democrats and fake Democrats, voters will choose the authentic version almost every time — and did in both cycles.

If only we had real Republicans….

nobar on August 11, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

Sorry, it was hurting my eyes. Chose is feminine.

MisterElephant on August 11, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Love the Udall interview. He’s so wrong in so many ways. Met Bob Beauprez on Saturday and questions were asked about the Senate race. He finds the fact that Udall is attacking Gardner on women’s issues so hard so early is a sign of weakness. Says to wait until after Labor Day when GOP will start running all their ads.

Obama is ever the narcissist and doesn’t realize how toxic any of his endorsements are. Ego stands in the way.

COgirl on August 11, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Last week HA was saying Walsh’s departure was bad news for the GOP.

This thrashing back-and-forth speculation is tiresome.

Bat Chain Puller on August 11, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Surprisingly, things seem to look better when we nominate good candidates.

GOPRanknFile on August 11, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Meh, it’s not like having the GOPe in power will be much better.

topdawg on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Not for Eeyore’s like you. Are you sure your tale hasn’t fallen off already? But seriously, I’ve lived through them all and I’ll take the Bush, Reagan, Ford and even the Nixon administration any day over the Carter, Clinton and Obumbo administrations.

rhombus on August 11, 2014 at 1:06 PM

“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.

- Barack Obama July 3, 2008

Total Public Debt Outstanding on 07/03/2014: $17.6 TRILLION

So, if $5T + $4T = $9T was irresponsible and unpatriotic…

… what is $9T + $8.7T = $17.7T?

Actually, since 1/3/2007, Democrat majorities have added over $9 TRILLION to the Total Public Debt Outstanding!

ITguy on August 11, 2014 at 1:10 PM

What we must not forget when watching all these Democrats distancing themselves from Obama and his policies, policies that are safeguarded by Harry Reid in his do nothing Senate, is politics is strictly a numbers game.

To determine who runs the Senate and sets the agenda they count all the Democrats and all the Republicans and whoever has the largest number wins. It doesn’t matter if the Democrat is the most conservative person in the Senate. It doesn’t matter if the Democrat opposes all of Obama’s policies. If they are a Democrat and you elect them then you are voting to continue to have Harry Reid as Senate leader and a continuation of Obama’s policies.

Tsuchino1 on August 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM

When faced with a choice between real Democrats and fake Democrats, voters will choose the authentic version almost every time — and did in both cycles.

That’s true. But there still are some Rs who run as fake Ds.

cat_owner on August 11, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Completely OT: Did HotAir finally get rid of the Starbucks Teavana chick? Or did the Obamacare eat her?

22044 on August 11, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Last week HA was saying Walsh’s departure was bad news for the GOP.

This thrashing back-and-forth speculation is tiresome.

Bat Chain Puller on August 11, 2014 at 12:58 PM

HA didn’t say that. If you read Ed’s editorial – it said that Walsh was doing bad, even before the plagiarizing was found out.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Plus ça change, plus c’est le même chose.

The gopE is corrupt to the core. The mask has slipped off during the primary season. The gopE hate conservatives and call them racists because they are afraid of losing their power.

The gopE took an election that should have been another wave and told conservatives we don’t want you in the party. Their is no reason to vote for the gopE. Their agenda is not a conservative agenda.

THUS, the GOP does not take the senate. Why remove Harry Greed when McConnell and his corrupt cronies have the same agenda.

Do not repeal 0bamacare
Amnesty
Common Core.

Plus ça change, plus c’est le même chose.

Corrupt crony capitalist Big Government from both parties of the permanent political class.

Plus ça change, plus c’est le même chose.
Vive la résistance pour corrompre la tyrannie gouvernementale.

Jayrae on August 11, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Not for Eeyore’s like you. Are you sure your tale hasn’t fallen off already? But seriously, I’ve lived through them all and I’ll take the Bush, Reagan, Ford and even the Nixon administration any day over the Carter, Clinton and Obumbo administrations.

rhombus on August 11, 2014 at 1:06 PM

RINO! /s

GOPRanknFile on August 11, 2014 at 1:24 PM

So, the dems are pretending to be republicans. And, the republicans are pretending to be republicans. But, nobody wants to vote for the republicans because they are too extreme.

Oookaaaayyy. Makes sense to me.

trigon on August 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Meh, it’s not like having the GOPe in power will be much better.

topdawg on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Thank you, Democrat Troll, for that lame effort to curb conservative enthusiasm and suppress turnout on election day. Now back to our regularly scheduled posting.

2ndMAW68 on August 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Not for Eeyore’s like you. Are you sure your tale hasn’t fallen off already? But seriously, I’ve lived through them all and I’ll take the Bush, Reagan, Ford and even the Nixon administration any day over the Carter, Clinton and Obumbo administrations.

rhombus on August 11, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Well for every one of the progressive losers on your (R) list you get a worse period of Democratic control. But please feel free to keep thinking that the nation is better off so long as we have Progressive (R) in the presidency rather than Progressive (D). Because the Progressive (D) seem to invariably do what the progressive (R) does. Turn over the government to the opposing team. But what the Conservative (R) does is turn over the government to their own team.

Just imagine if we had back to back to back conservative governments… I tend to think the populace would keep rewarding the Republican party if it ever happened. Reagan had no problem turning over the government to another Republican.

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Democratic candidates for Congress have begun to adopt a new strategy — run like a Republican:

Ha ha. RINOs do the same thing.

Wigglesworth on August 11, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Not for Eeyore’s like you. Are you sure your tale hasn’t fallen off already? But seriously, I’ve lived through them all and I’ll take the Bush, Reagan, Ford and even the Nixon administration any day over the Carter, Clinton and Obumbo administrations.

rhombus on August 11, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Well, if that is the new standard for our expectations for Rs, then I say we should nominate Scarborough/Huntsman.

nobar on August 11, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Economy – everyone gets it, in the pockets.

Security – nothing wakes you up faster than the knife/rope against your neck.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Unless and until the GOP decides once and for all that it is an OPPOSITION party and not Prog Lite, it will continue to be embarrassed in National elections.

These idiots must NEVER have participated in a Debate class.
YOU DON’T WIN POINTS SOUNDING LIKE OR AGREEING WITH YOUR OPPONENT!

Pelosi Schmelosi on August 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Remember the polls in September/October 2012 which predicted that Romney’s election was all but assured? We all know how that turned out. It is impossible to overestimate the stupidity of the average American voter– or the Democrats’ talent for stealing elections.

ricoliv on August 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM

I’m with you. When the Repub candidates have a ten-point lead in 8 or more of the pickup races, I will relax. But probably not even then.

Missy on August 11, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Midterms look better only because America and many parts of the world are in complete chaos due to “The Great Unifier”.

KMC1 on August 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM

should be la meme chose, ed. chose is a girl not a boy.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 11, 2014 at 3:10 PM

should be la meme chose, ed. chose is a girl not a boy.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 11, 2014 at 3:10 PM

1) Yeah, like I said above.

2) You left off the circumflex accent on même (which Ed got right).

3) You’re ignorant.

MisterElephant on August 11, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Thank you, President Obama!

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 3:47 PM

HumpBot Salvation on August 11, 2014 at 3:55 PM

should be la meme chose, ed. chose is a girl not a boy.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on August 11, 2014 at 3:10 PM

1) Yeah, like I said above.

2) You left off the circumflex accent on même (which Ed got right).

3) You’re ignorant.

MisterElephant on August 11, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Canadians like Koch-sucker tend to know French more better than we do.

slickwillie2001 on August 11, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Dems always run as “compassionate conservatives” — seems to work.

Remember Pelosi decrying deficit spending?

The difference is generic “conservatism” is popular. Running as Dem-lite (anti-conservative) isn’t popular.

mockmook on August 11, 2014 at 10:10 PM