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Plurality Of SC Wants Colbert To Replace DeMint

Well every time I thought I had a few minutes today to put up a post, something else conspired to prevent me from being able to. Unfortunately that will likely be the case for a few days. But since I have some time right now, I am assuming Public Policy Polling is saying this tongue-fully-in-cheek, but the write up on the first numbers from their poll in South Carolina regarding the open US Senate seat states the following:

Haley has pretty solid numbers within her own party. 70% of Republicans approve of the job she’s doing to 22% who disapprove. But with Democrats (15/78 approval) and independents (28/57) her numbers are pretty woeful.

There is a path back to popularity for Haley though: appointing Stephen Colbert to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate.

PPP then goes ahead and posts a poll on who voters in South Carolina want to see replace Jim DeMint in the US Senate.

US SENATE – SOUTH CAROLINA – WHO SHOULD REPLACE DEMINT (PPP)
Stephen Colbert 20%
Tim Scott 15%
Trey Gowdy 14%
Jenny Sanford 11%
Henry McMaster 8%
Mark Sanford at 8%
Jeff Duncan 5%
Joe Wilson 5%
Mick Mulvaney 4%

My guess is Haley has many other ways to improve her popularity other than picking Stephen Colbert. Also, if you throw enough candidates into the mix, it makes it pretty easy for Colbert to get a plurality. According to Twitter, PPP will be releasing more serious numbers tomorrow for the gubernatorial and US Senate races in SC and they tease the new numbers with these statements in Twitter.

We’ll have SC-Gov general numbers and SC SC-Sen primary numbers tomorrow and Haley’s in a worse position than Graham
—-
Lindsey Graham has really improved his standing with Republican primary voters over the last year or 2.

They are also indicating that full numbers for the US Senate race in North Carolina will be out as well and they tease us with this.

Virginia Foxx is the top choice of North Carolina Republicans to be their 2014 Senate candidate. Thom Tillis is last. Full results tomorrow

As I said above, I will unfortunately probably not be around when the results are actually released and will have to catch up later in the evening.

Posted by Dave at 9:13 pm
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297 Responses to “Plurality Of SC Wants Colbert To Replace DeMint”

  1. Emerica says:

    Redstate front page: fire Boehner!

    Beohner’s tax hikes were his political obituary

  2. Emerica says:

    Rush not impressed with Boehner, and notes that just because people “vote” for it that doesn’t make it legitimate. Boehner doesn’t have the right to raise others taxes

    RUSH: Did you see where John Boehner and Obama met at the White House face-to-face for the first time in 23 days? I wonder if Boehner had to wear one of those cheesy name tags. “Hi, I’m John Boehner, Speaker of the House.” It’s been so long since he’s been there. No word on whether Boehner took a white flag with him or not. Well, what can you say here, folks? Fiscal cliff negotiations proving once again that Obama is never worried about trying to fix the problem. All he’s trying to do is fix the blame.

    He’s (Schiff) introducing a new fairness argument here. What the hell is fair about the top 2% already paying close to half the income tax burden, and then having their income taxes go up? And he then said, “I don’t care what the majority voted to do, they don’t have a right to steal my money just because they vote for it.”

  3. Yolanda says:

    Voters would never put someone like Stephen Colbert into office. That would be like electing Stuart Smalley or Sonny Bono or someone who was in the movie “Twins” or Elizabeth Warren. Never.gonna.happen.

  4. Michael says:

    Foxx is okay, but I would prefer my former Congresswoman, Sue Myrick

  5. Michael says:

    Yolanda go away, nobody wants to listen to your garbage.

  6. Scott says:

    #3-Yolanda
    Thanks for the wonderful political satire.Please keep it up!

  7. Emerica says:

    77% of Latino voters support raising taxes on the rich

    Don’t worry, Marco and Jeb have a plan called “comprehensive” immigration will aid the GOP for generations to come no doubt (sarcasm)

  8. Yolanda says:

    Michael–

    Original name. What were you posting under before?

  9. Yolanda says:

    O’Donnell-Mourdock 2016

  10. Diogenes says:

    Latino immigration will make this country take a sharp leftward turn even more so than the Irish and Italians as bCk then you had issues like the cild war to pull people rightward. Now its all economy and social issues. The descent into a failed blue-state model is inevitable.

  11. Tgca says:

    9th! Nueve bebe! Nueve!

  12. Pulplover says:

    Prolly gonna be Pat McHenry in that race. Foxx ain’t exactly the kinda candidate who can raise money or get enough of a work ethic to beat the hag. Plus the R’s already gotta senator from Foxx’s seat. They prolly need somebody from a different part o the state.

  13. Phil says:

    Look for that descent to accelerate.

    We are destined to be one big blue nation.

    Republicans got 59% of the white vote. Highest since Reagan……and got crushed. The electorate will be 2 to 3% less white next election. Do the math.

    France here we come.

    Embrace the horror.

  14. Michael says:

    @13 you are the only other person, besides myself, that isn’t a lunatic on this thread. Thank goodness you arrived

  15. W. PA Observer says:

    13- Will you stop? The white vote has gotten more Republican over time by average- and we still had problems with the white vote – or else we’d have won NH, PA, OH, MI, WI, MN, IA, CT, etc. How do you think we lost those? Not enough whites in the upper Midwest?

  16. Michael says:

    Yolanda you are stupid, I have always been Michael. However you and Emerica Hater, have been the shapeshifting crazy weirdos on this blog

  17. W. PA Observer says:

    Romney got roughly the same percentage of the white vote as GW Bush got in 2004- except he did 20 points worse among Hispanics as Bush did and about 6-7 points worse among blacks. But he still did worse among northern whites than the Texan did. So can we stop the inevitable declinist emphasis on the Hispanic and Asian vote share, and start winning them?

  18. Michael says:

    @15 we need 40% of Latinos, 40% of Asians, and 10% of African Americans, plus the amount in the white vote won this November and I think 2016 would see a GOP 4-point popular vote smack down

  19. Bitterlaw says:

    Phil is right, Sweden and Norway are only socialist because of their enormous black populations. Oh, wait…

  20. Michael says:

    @17 yes! Asians are going to be the easiest to bring back, mainly because the GOP hasn’t done anything too harmful that leaves them remembering in their minds that they hate us, unlike African Americans. We are getting there with Latinos if we don’t stop.

    We need to get into the Asian community and figure out what issues drive them personally and go from there and get a few small political wins for the community to secure their faith. Latinos could take a 25,000 word essay, ugh

  21. Michael says:

    @19 Bitter your here! I can’t believe Yolanda is that stupid

  22. W. PA Observer says:

    20- We got 38% of the Hispanic vote for Congress in 2010- with the right candidates we can compete quite well. The Asian vote is hardly monolithic- do you mean Indian Asian? Korean-Asian? Japanese descent? Chinese? Pacific Islander, etc? The black vote will take a paradigm shift to even crack, but for us to get to 15% with them would cause a bunch of states to tip back to us- Virginia and Ohio being clear ones. Might give us a shot at the Midwest ones as well with better working class white turnout.

  23. Michael says:

    @22 Korean Asian, and Japanese Asian. Chinese tend to vote more GOP.
    We need to try and motivate these groups to vote for the GOP.

  24. Michael says:

    Good Night. May Yolanda and Emerica shut up

  25. W. PA Observer says:

    24- Traditionally the Vietnamese as well- considering many of them escaped from South Vietnam – and did not hold the Democrats in high regard as A. The Democrats committed the United States to a full scale war, botched it, and largely destroyed Vietnam, and B. The Dems pulled the plug on S. Vietnam’s Army after Watergate and hung the Vietnamese who were involved with the U.S out to try. Unsurprising that they and theirs flocked to Reagan and his “noble cause” rhetoric when they got to California in the late-70s. Particularly if they had the experience of a re-education camp for serving in the ARVN.

  26. jason says:

    Marxists make a new convert, or is that old news.

    Jeffrey Inmelt says Communist China works:

    “The one thing that actually works, state run communism a bit– may not be your cup of tea, but their government works.”

  27. W. PA Observer says:

    26- Um, is he aware of the corruption, murder, and purges at the top of their system as their economy begins to decline? Or those big impressive planned cities that sit completely empty?

  28. Bitterlaw says:

    When is Dave voting?

  29. Michael says:

    @28 when are any of us voting!?

  30. W. PA Observer says:

    I’ll vote at midnight.

  31. Michael says:

    What the freak who decided this voting procedure?

  32. Michael says:

    Good night. I Will vote tomorrow

  33. jason says:

    ” you are the only other person, besides myself, that isn’t a lunatic on this thread ”

    This is pretty common among whackos.

    Take a poll at any mental institution, and the inmates will always deny being nuts.

    Michael is no exception I guess.

  34. Bitterlaw says:

    I knew Michael had issues when he said the Panthers are a great team.

  35. Phil says:

    Yeah, let’s just get more minority votes. Man, why didn’t I think of that. Brilliant. That ought to be simple. Piece of cake. A walk in the park. Easy pickens.

    If you think that’s going to happen, you’re living in fantasyland.

    Sure is nice to live in denial, however. I was there with you guys during the fall campaign. Didn’t have to deal with the reality of math – until election night when suddenly I did.

  36. Walt--“Why can’t we be treated the same?” says:

    I here that Tina’secret governemtn mission is involved in investigating the counting of thew 1 and 1/2 million still uncounted votes in CA.

  37. Diogenes says:

    As an asian, I think asians vote against the GOP because of colleges. Asians are typically very poorly socialized as kids due to a culture the deemphasizes all interaction outside of the family.

    When they get to college, they easily become dems because of how impressionable they are. I can’t fathom why any asian person would be a dem in California. I left because I hate liberals but also because it made no financial sense and I couldn’t imagine raising a family there. But the vast majority of asians are dems in California anyways.

    Republicans have historically found alternative means of communicating with voters outside of the heavily liberal universities and mainstream media but for many minority groups; this is the main way they get their information.

    Without the bully pulpit, the GOP has a real communications problem. Just look at Reagan, because he won, he had a forum to talk to the American people directly. Otherwise, he would’ve been permanently demonized as some far-right-wing kook. Even Dubya didn’t do a very good job using the bully pulpit his second term.

    The GOP starts winning again when it is able to effectively communicate directly with all voters, not just the ones that go to church.

  38. W. PA Observer says:

    35- We did it 8 years ago, hell with Hispanics we did it two years ago. I don’t see why this is impossible.

    Oh, and to begin the voting.

    This bitter-clinger votes the down the line Bitter ticket.

    Bitterlaw is my vote.

  39. Walt--“Why can’t we be treated the same?” says:

    Before I drove down to the Capitol, I already voted absentee for HHR Governor–once back home in my home county (“early voting”).

    I also voted by “absentee” here at the State Capitol (which I consider the same as “overseas”).

    Plus sometime tomorrow, I will vote “on-line” (claiming that if people in Oregon can do it, so can I). Plus I think I might be able to cast MFG’s vote (“by proxy”, since he is AWOL)

    And if courts declare that the polls must stay open past the normal closing time, I will vote “provisional–in person” when I return home Wed. afternoon.

    Plus I have the exact same first and last name of my grandfather who died in 1919 but is buried ony 7 miles from where I live, so I think I could vote for him too, since this IS WV.
    ************************************

    We can do all that in this election, right?

  40. Walt--“Why can’t we be treated the same?” says:

    I am stuffing lots of ballots up the
    A-hole ticket direction.

  41. Cory says:

    Colbert for Senate!

  42. Tim says:

    You people really are beginning to frighten me with this Election thing, here.

    I am considering a General Sherman moment.

  43. Scott says:

    Tim is unlikable and a hypocrite.
    My vote will be against him.

  44. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News – Tim threatens to make Georgia howl if he loses,

  45. Michael says:

    Tim has no sense. Vote for Michael for Governor

  46. Tim says:

    #43:
    I am many things. But, a hypocrite is not one of them.

    Go screw yourself, sideways.

  47. Scott says:

    #46- Tim
    Sorry,guy. But you were scolded last week by myself and others for being a hypocrite by stating that Ron Paul, a total jerk and anti-Semite, was in the GOP,but not a word about Al Sharpton,Jessee Jackson and the Left being stalwart members of the Donkey Party.
    Your campaign motto should be,” Vote for Tim the Hypocrite!”.

  48. Bayernfan says:

    Good to see the GOP use its muscle to enact a Holy Grail in Michigan…..RTW.

    It doesn’t owe a damn thing to the unions. Elections have consequences for THEM too, after all. Ha.

  49. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    PPP proves itself a partisan joke again, Colbert? ugh

    anyhow, my vote is for Bitter. Tim seems like a good guy but he’s still in denial over what works and doesn’t work. Bitter 2012!

  50. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Bayern w/ a pro-GOP post? it IS the end of the world!

  51. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    btw id like to thank Apologetic California for his brilliant following of the post-election day count. Bitter is right that it doesn’t change the results but it helps in looking at the data to see where the GOP got things right and where it went wrong

  52. Scott says:

    #49- Mendez
    My vote is against the name- calling fool and hypocrite,Tim,so score one vote for BitterLaw.

  53. jason says:

    I cast my impartial vote for Bitter.

  54. jason says:

    Bitter/jason took Dixville Notch. A good omen.

  55. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Bitter may end up winning NH thanks to Ayotte’s support

  56. Bayernfan says:

    Well Mendez… I’m
    Just giving credit where credit is due.

    It seems that state GOPs, unlike their national counterparts, understand leverage and power and aren’t afraid to use it.

    Boehner and Co. can learn from them.

  57. Michigan unions are so sad looking. Unions pushed heaven and earth in Wisconsin for a year and a half. In Michigan, less than a week until they’re well and truly defeated.

    Snyder to sign last piece of RTW legislation today.

  58. Bitterlaw says:

    I appreciate all the support but I implore you to get out and vote. Tim’s Army of Dead Voters will be at the polls when the sun goes down. Remember, parody handles can vote. I need you Em En UU, EM DEE, Jay Tee, Ian Polaris, Pool Heiress, Mexifornia! and leesa’s B’s.

  59. “Hundreds” turnout for RTW protest.

  60. jason says:

    Most people are probably wondering why unions are against the right to work.

  61. jason says:

    Bitter, have you voted yet? Don’t be bashful, you are the best candidate.

  62. Bitterlaw says:

    I hereby declare that I am voting for Bitterlaw/jason 2012.

  63. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – did the Amish vote yet?

  64. T-6 hours until first HHR exit polls.

  65. Drive-by-Tim says:

    I vote for Bitterlaw. Back to work. LOL

  66. HHR Polling Report says:

    What: HHR 2012 Governors Race

    Who: 1000 HHR LVs

    Where: HHR Blog

    When: 12.11.12

    Leaners Included?: Yes

    Bitterlaw (R) 52%
    Tim (D) 36%
    Michael (I) 9%
    Undecideds 3%

    Note: this will be our final poll for the HHR Governors Race. We project a victory for Bitterlaw by a nice margin.

    From a partisan prospective, we 130+ members of the HHR Polling Report are casting our votes for Bitterlaw

  67. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    “From a partisan prospective”

    I think you mean perspective

  68. Big Ben 4 liberty says:

    Are we allowed to make write-in votes in this election?

  69. Yolando says:

    I vote for Bitterlaw.

    *enters lame joke about “dead-enders” being the solution*

    LOL aren’t I so funny?

  70. Biggie Ben For Liberty! says:

    let me take a crap on the comments because it makes me feel better

    oh, I vote for Bitterlaw

  71. Bran Done says:

    Christie 2016! oh that big hunk! Oh and the GOP is always going to lose, and i’ll enjoy watching them lose to see you all depressed. But i’m totally on your side.

    I vote for Bitterlaw

  72. Lesa Bee says:

    you’re all bigots and snake dancers!

    I vote for Bitterlaw

  73. Wobbie says:

    Guys, stop using names on each other like that. btw I got a clever name for the guy i’m voting for bitter-wrong LOL, you get it? kinda like that whole “Pepe” stuff? I’m always right guys so stop getting mad at me. Jeb/Brokered Convention 2012!

    I vote Bitterlaw

  74. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    wow, the parody handles are voting for Bitterlaw in HUGE numbers

  75. Bitterlaw says:

    Wow. I am overwhelmed by the support.

  76. The Bayern Fanboy says:

    we’re DOOMED! DOOMNED!

    oh I vote Bitterlaw

  77. Dee Dubya says:

    they’re coming for us. the communistic takeover is near.

    I vote Bitterlaw

  78. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    the thinking was Tim would win the parody handles but it seems most of his support will come from trolls

  79. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    HHR Polling Report could give Paladin a run for it’s money if they nail this race tonight

  80. Rick Perry's Budgie says:

    Bitterlaw

  81. Wobbles says:

    The problem with Bitterlaw’s campaign was that it was not aggressive enough last month and was too aggressive this month.

  82. ssq says:

    God is for Bitterlaw, who can be against him?

  83. Labigot says:

    The problem with electing Bitterlaw/jason is that A-holes will spread throughout the land.

    I say this absolutely without prejudice, my best friend is an A-hole.

  84. Just Fill The Damn Census Out Already says:

    Brandon said so on another board, Bitterlaw 2012. I’m not here for personal attacks but you people brainwash your girlfriends. Oh and amnesty for everyone! i’m not Chek, why you ask?

    Bitterlaw has my vote

  85. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    the parody votes just keep on coming!

  86. LazeeBra says:

    If Bitterlaw is elected, everybody will have an A-hole behind them.

  87. Amos Stoltzfuss says:

    jason builds barns and eats scrapple.

    I vote for the English lawyer.

  88. EPH (AKA: New Bunu & Jenny) says:

    Bitterlaw has my vote :D

  89. Bitterlaw says:

    El Patron – as jason and I have said throughout the campaing, you need an A-hole to start a movement.

  90. JackJ says:

    Gotta be Bitterlaw.

  91. Bitterlaw says:

    If the trend holds, I may have to deliver a victory speech. I never did that before. Maybe I can use one of Jul’s.

  92. kim says:

    Bitter treats me nice at the club, not like MD and jason who yell “where’s my drink” incessantly, or that insufferable sock puppet who wants to be darned all the time. At most he says “may I have another soda please?”

    I vote Bitterlaw.

  93. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Bitter Polaris says Tim will win, you know what that means…

  94. lisab says:

    my boss is a dink

    just sayin

  95. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    “my boss is a dink

    just sayin”

    we don’t care

    just saying…

  96. jason says:

    Bitter, wait for Tim’s concession call first, just to be polite.

    Since I don’t think Gary Johnson called Obama to concede you don’t have to wait for Michael.

  97. Wile says:

    it doesn’t matter who wins! they’re all statists!

  98. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    someone post the final numbers for HHR Polling Report, this is their first race and i’d be interested to see if they nail it. They already got that weekly job approval poll going the last 2 weeks

  99. Poll Errs says:

    ” Bitter Polaris says Tim will win, you know what that means…”

    I looked it up.

    It’s impossible to be wrong EVERY time.

  100. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    btw I cant wait for MD’s epic return, where he will find his nemesis is Governor of HHR

  101. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – I was going to let you post first. You really energized the parody posters. You earned the moment.*

    *Bunu is also crazy and I’m not taking the bullet if he’s in the crowd.

  102. Michael says:

    I place my vote for Bitterlaw and hereby concede to Bitterlaw. And drop out of the race

  103. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    ok now I really know it’s gonna be a landslide

  104. Bitterlaw says:

    Michael is a fine young man. I wish him well. He brought energy and bizarre statements about football to the campaign. I hope he stays involved in HHR.

  105. dink says:

    My life is hell, who hired this woman?

  106. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    *3-6 Months From Now*

    MD: I’m back guys!

    Me: welcome back MD, hey we elected a Governor for HHR while you were gone, the good news is that he’s a Republican who beat Tim.

    MD: err, ok? who is it?

    Bitterlaw: welcome back MD

    MD: f you Bitter, what you want?

    Bitterlaw: Is that anyway to speak to the Governor of HHR?

    MD: What?! You?! NOOOOOOOOO!

  107. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News – Desperate Tim seizes on withdrawal of Michael to make last ditch effort to win election. He empties war chest to buy Ugg boots, weed, and I-phones to entice Paulbots to flood HHR with votes.

  108. jason says:

    Thanks Michael, you ran a positive campaign.

    Having learned that lesson, good luck on the next one!

  109. Michael says:

    @104 of course.
    I have decided to join in the crowd.
    Bitterlaw for Governor

  110. Bitterlaw says:

    MD will lead the recall movement. Tim and his union goons will provide the labor.

  111. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Breaking News – with Bitterlaw close to victory, AuthorLMendez announces “exploratory committee” to look into running for 1 of the 2 new HHR Senate Seats

  112. Bubu says:

    I cast a provisional vote for Tim.

    At the Georgia nominating convention, however, we will elect the chairman who will immediately invalidate Tim’s candidacy and nominate a Paulbot instead.

    Popular votes are meaningless.

  113. Michael says:

    Breaking news
    Michael launches exploratory committee for HHR Treasurer.

  114. Bitterlaw says:

    As Governor, I will place Tim in charge of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms – at least his own.

  115. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    the Dems dont have many potential nominees for these other races. HHR could end up one of the reddest areas in the country

  116. jason says:

    Bitter, it’s almost time to discuss my role as Lt. Governor.

    I hope I won’t just be assigned to wakes, sitting shiva, and funerals.

  117. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Bitter I think you should send jason on a trip to Puerto Rico to talk w/ the #1 show on the Island…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThsHwk3D1Qg

  118. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – You will also be in charge of economic development and strip club openings.

  119. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    it’s too bad Tim will miss the results coming in. if only polls closed at 5am…

  120. Tim says:

    I concede. Or, is it secede?

    Who won, anyway?

  121. ssq says:

    I am so happy God in his infinite wisdom has made Bitter the winner.

    Bitter has a beautiful wife and beautiful children and lives in a beautiful house in a beautiful neighborhood.

  122. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    it’s a Christmas miracle! Tim at 12 pm!

  123. Tim says:

    Oh, Bitterlaw won?

    That’s good.

    At least, it wasn’t that tool Scott.

  124. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Breaking News – the results are coming in, we have yet to project a winner but so far results look good for Bitterlaw (R)

  125. Tim says:

    Hey Author, I always show up, and congratulate the winners. Read your HHR history.

  126. jason says:

    Tim conceded.

    Let the parties begin.

  127. Michael says:

    @131 stalker

  128. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    First polls that close:

    Georgia – Too Close To Call

    Indiana – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Kentucky – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    South Carolina – Bitterlaw Projected
    Winner

    Vermont – Tim Projected Winner

    Virginia – Too Close To Call

    Bitterlaw 28, Tim 3

    http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bCiK

  129. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    “Read your HHR history.”

    i’d love to but Dave seems to have erased most of it comment-wise

  130. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Breaking News – Tim’s campaign must know something as they have conceded the race even w/ polls not finished closing. Is there a landslide coming?

  131. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    More polls close:

    North Carolina – Too Close To Call

    Ohio – Too Close To Call

    West Virginia – Bitterlaw Projected
    Winner

    Bitterlaw 33, Tim 3

    http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bCiL

  132. Michael says:

    @128 I want Delaware

  133. PMSBC says:

    Although there are still provisional votes and votes in trunks of cars and behind file cabinets it appears Bitter has won.

    Obviously racists and angry white males have voted in overwhelming numbers to defeat the best candidate.

    This is only a temporary setback, we know eventually demographics will ensure HHR becomes a nanny site.

  134. dan blather says:

    Every vote for Tim must be counted.

  135. AP News says:

    Maine had closed too close to call Michael leads by 2% now

  136. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Largest Round Of Poll Closings:

    Alabama – Bitterlaw Projected
    Winner

    Connecticut – Tim Projected Winner

    Delaware – Tim Projected Winner

    Florida

    Illinois – Tim Projected Winner

    Maine – Tim Projected Winner

    Maryland – Tim Projected Winner

    Massachusetts – Tim Projected Winner

    Mississippi – Bitterlaw Projected
    Winner

    Missouri

    New Hampshire

    New Jersey – Tim Projected Winner

    Oklahoma – Bitterlaw Projected
    Winner

    Pennsylvania

    Rhode Island – Tim Projected Winner

    Tennessee – Bitterlaw Projected
    Winner

    Washington, DC – Tim Projected Winner

    Tim 79, Bitterlaw 66

    http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bCiM

  137. Michael says:

    Great it would be nice to take one state

  138. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Mikey stop trying to inflate your numbers w/ parody handles

  139. jason says:

    Tim is a gracious loser.

    Bitter, we should invite him to lunch and discuss any ideas he might have to improve HHR.

  140. Michael says:

    @136 Maine will be mine!

  141. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Smallest Poll Closing:

    Arkansas – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Some Calls To Make:

    Bitter wins GA, NC, FL, & MO

    Bitterlaw 142, Tim 79

    http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bCiN

  142. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    More Polls Closing:

    Arizona – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Colorado

    Kansas – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Louisiana – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Michigan

    Minnesota

    Nebraska – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    New Mexico

    New York – Tim Projected Winner

    South Dakota – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Texas – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Wisconsin

    Wyoming – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Bitter 216, Tim 108

    http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bCiO

  143. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Breaking – Bitter knocking on door to 270

  144. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    New Poll Closings:

    Iowa

    Montana – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Nevada

    Utah – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Bitter 225-108

    http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bCiP

  145. Walt says:

    I vote (AGAIN) for Bitterlaw (in addition to all the other votes I cast for him early this morning).
    **************************
    Tim, though a nice guy is irrational.

    Tim lives in GA and wants to burn GA a la Sherman. Sorta like people who live in the ghetto and burn down all the grocery stores, etc in the ghetto making the ghetto that much worse.

  146. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Final Poll Closings For Some Time Before AK:

    California – Tim Projected Winner

    Hawaii – Tim Projected Winner

    Idaho – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    North Dakota – Bitterlaw Projected Winner

    Oregon

    Washington – Tim Projected Winner

    Bitter leads 232-179

    Too close to call right now: NH, PA, VA, OH, MI, WI, MN, IA, CO, NM, NV, & OR

    AK has polls still open

    http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bCiQ

  147. EML says:

    I’m writing in Robbie/Bunu, the only true conservatives on HHR.

  148. Rent is too DAMN high guy says:

    This voting takes too DAMN long!

    With gloved hand, I vote Bitterlaw–even nthough Tim already won NY.

    Majority of voters in NY are too DAMN dumb!

  149. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Some calls ready to be made:

    Tim Wins close ones in MN, OR, NM, & MI

    Bitter’s lead cut to 232-217

    Breaking – Tim’s campaign still thinks votes arent there. Citing numbers from states like OH, VA, PA, NH, & CO

  150. EML says:

    I’m sending a message

  151. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    OH & VA are in, won closely by Bitterlaw

    Bitter now leads 263-217, he’s just maybe 1 state away…

  152. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    BREAKING! BREAKING! BREAKING!

    Bitter is now projected to win CO in a close one, he now has 272 electoral cotes and is the 1st ever HHR Governor!

  153. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    cotes = votes*

    btw here’s the map as of now:

    http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bCiR

  154. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    WI, IA, & NH all barely go to Tim. Cuts loss margin to 272-237. PA & NV are TIGHT. AK polls close now…

    and the race remains too close to call in AK as Michael has gotten amazing support there

    http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bCiT

  155. Author’s exit polls are inaccurate. No exit polls released until 5 PM ET, 2 PM Coastal Communists time.

  156. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    inaccurate my ass, we’re seeing a D=1 electorate w/ Bitter winning all the important groups.

    Bitter is now projected to win in PA & NV with Michael barely losing AK to Bitter. Bitter is projected to win 301-237

    http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bCiU

  157. jason says:

    I suggest we send lisab on a vacation to the Maldives, beautiful island….

    No, this article has nothing to do with it.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/10/the-seven-countries-where-the-state-can-execute-you-for-being-atheist/?wprss=rss_world

  158. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    @157 I 2nd that

  159. jason says:

    The good news just keeps coming in….

    “SPRINGFIELD-In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a federal appeals court in Chicago Tuesday tossed the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois’ Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry.

    “The debate is over. We won. And there will be a statewide carry law in 2013,” said Todd Vandermyde, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association.

    In its majority opinion, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in two cases downstate that challenged the state’s longstanding prohibition against carrying concealed weapons.”

  160. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Breaking – Tim’s campaign is saddened by loss but say they always knew it would be hard in such a red area of the blogosphere. Proud of Tim’s performance in areas where Dem and troll base came out for him in strong numbers, including keeping his home state of GA close. Bitter campaign said to be working on victory speech as we speak

  161. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Statement by AuthorLMendez – I congratulate Bitterlaw on his victory and can’t wait for him to start governing. As for my plans to run for Senate, I am still exploring that.

  162. jason says:

    I will be back after I give some interviews. I have to get these press vehicles off my lawn.

  163. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    PPP shows once again why it’s so hard to take them serious:

    PPP National Poll

    - Will Santa give a gift to Romney and/or Obama?

    Romney
    Yes 63%
    No 37%

    Obama
    Yes 51%
    No 49%

    - Is There A War On Christmas?

    Yes 47%
    No 40%

    - Do you believe in Santa Claus?

    Yes 52%
    No 45%

    - Were You Naughty Or Nice?

    Nice 80%
    Naughty 11%

    - If You Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Would You Tell Daddy?

    Yes 43%
    No 40%

    - If Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
    Would You Press Charges On Santa?

    No 61%
    Yes 24%

    - Favorite X-Mas Movie?

    It’s Wonderful Life 22%
    A Christmas Story 20%

    - favorite Holiday Character?

    Santa Claus 40%
    Rudolph 20%

    - Most Plausible Holiday Character?

    Santa Claus 52%
    Leprechauns 19%
    Cupid 17%

    - Most Annoying X-Mas Song?

    The Chipmunk Song 36%
    Santa Baby 13%

    No, this is not a lame Yolanda joke, this was actually polled by Jensen:

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/holiday-poll-results-voters-see-gifts-from-santa-for-obama-romney.html

  164. Michael says:

    Anyone see PPP NC poll? Go sue myrick!

  165. Robbie says:

    Hey, I wanted to apologize to everyone, especially Jason. I’ve been away from the board for the last 10 days because I took my parent to Munich and Salzburg to see the Christmas markets.

    Jason’s always been keen about noting my absences so I just wanted to let him and everyone else know where I’ve been. By doing this, it negates any attempt by Jason to draw dumb conclusion.

    Jeb!

  166. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Robbie screw off, this place was better w/o your trolling

  167. Bitterlaw says:

    I just received a call from Tim. I think it was Tim. He sounded drunk and said, “GFY’all, Yankee.” I take that as a concession. I will wait for jason to deliver his speech until I address all of HHR.

  168. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    Breaking – the limos are moving as Bitter and his team moves towards the victory center. word is the campaign is proud of not screwing it up and already in talks on how to make the next election a Reagan-like landslide

  169. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    POLITICO – infighting from Dems about how their most electable candidate lost the HHR Governors Race. some are calling for Robbie to run next time, but with Senate races still to come the Dems are spread thin. With AuthorLMendez already pondering a run for Senate, Dem strategist are trying to find a candidate for that race. Troubles lie ahead for Democrats in HHR

  170. jason says:

    Wobbie Troll thinks he is important enough that people might notice his absence.

    He has now reminded us he has been gone.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……

  171. jason says:

    Wobbie Troll was not in Munich. He was in Louisiana. Here is the video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Yn0ey0vePwI&vq=medium

  172. rdelbov says:

    I note that Jack or Jackbie has also been gone for 10 days.

    Sorta like Clark Kent and Superman are seen together.

    Just saying. Not saying they are the same person but then again who knows. Only the Shadow knows?

  173. rdelbov says:

    Okay typed that too fast. Sorta like Clark Kent and Superman are never seen together.

  174. Bitterlaw says:

    I took my parent to Munich and Salzburg to see the Christmas markets. – Robbie

    That’s nicer than Bunu’s trip with his parents to see Dachau, Auschwitz and Treblinka. They laughed until they cried.

  175. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    just you wait rdelbov, Robbie will have some sort of witty…oh I can’t do this anymore. Let’s face it, it’ll be a zzzz response

  176. jason says:

    Wobbie Troll is trying to provoke me with Jeb Bush.

    So let me be clear. I think Jeb Bush is not a conservative, I think his open border views are suicidal for the GOP, and his strategy that in order to win the GOP should become more like Dems is asinine.

    In addition, although I am a fan of GHWB and GWB, and think Jeb was a good governor of FL, the Bush name is burned out and another warmed over Bush is not what the GOP needs to win.

    However IF Jeb Bush becomes the de facto nominee, and months before the convention its clear he will prevail, you won’t see me trying to disparage and derail his candidacy. IF he is nominated, I won’t be here attacking him rather than the Democratic nominee. I won’t be making up stories about how bad a candidate he is and I won’t be calling for his staff to resign.

    Like I did with Romney when my favorite candidates were defeated or didn’t run, I will wholeheartedly support him.

    So Wobbie Troll, GFY.

  177. michonne says:

    Bitterlaw

    may become governor

    but

    i am michonne

  178. jason says:

    ” I will wait for jason to deliver his speech until I address all of HHR.”

    I know you are all tired of the campaign and are anxious to hear from our new Governor elect.

    So I will keep my address short:

    Philly A-hole Club
    Philadelphia, PA

    Thank you.

  179. El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor says:

    NY TIMES HEADLINE – BITTERLAW ELECTED HHR GOVERNOR; SHOCKS WITH WIN IN HOME STATE OF PA; TIM SADDENED BUT NOT SHOCKED BY LOSS

  180. Dr Johnson says:

    Bitterlaw

    may become governor

    but

    i am michonne

    Comment by michonne — December 11, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    hi, i’m Doctor Johnson, let’s talk over here at my Clinic For The Mentally Unstable

  181. Bitterlaw says:

    GFY, jason. Here goes:

    I’m not sure how to deliver this kind of speech. I usually give the concession speech and then watch the winner from my couch (laughter). This feels better (“We love you, Bitter!”). – Thank you, Miss Upton.

    First, let me thank our new Lt. Governor, jason was always there with me and always fighting the trolls. He also drove the tour bus and is a master at laundry. My former rival, El Patron, has also been a valuable ally and has a bright future here. (“I love you, Author. We have errands after the party!”). Also, what can I say about Walt, Michael and Tim? No, seriously. What can I say about them?

    I want to thank all of my supporters, real and imagined, for the faith that you have placed in me today. When I first came to Hedgehog, it was a vibrant community of political junkies. There were more thoughtful liberals, intelligent conservatives, and few trolls. Now, in the days following a difficult campaign, we are divided. The trolls and Deadenders cast stones and offer no solutions. Well, those days are over. (Applause)

    At HHR, we police our own blog. That being said, I hope that the Wizard of Hog will take steps to eliminate the scourge of Emerica. I would also like to work with Mr. Wissing so the word “Paul” can be blocked by the filter but the name Je nna is finally free.

    As we embrace a brighter future, I hope that those who left will return and those who have grown tired will be re-invigorated by this opportunity. (Applause)

    Thank you. God bless you (suck it, lisab), God bless The Hedgehog Report and God bless the United States of America.

  182. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    time to change my handle

  183. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    I will keep my new handle for one day.

  184. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    Bitter you should keep that handle as long as your are Gov.

  185. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    oh look, finally a story on Robbie:

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/i-am-a-brand-pathetic-man-says,30545/

  186. Apologetic California says:

    Sorry Mittches, don’t call victory yet. Polls don’t close until 9 PM ET/6PM PT. Don’t pull a Romney and you people better get some concession speeches ready.

  187. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    I think AC is in his own world about the votes. Dude it’s over. Everyone agrees Bitter won. Even Tim.

  188. JulStol says:

    I cast my vote for the Gentleman from Georgia, who is not committing massive voter fraud with fake handles.

  189. Bobby says:

    Sue Myrick is as old as the hills! Go Renee Ellmers!

  190. Bobby says:

    Oh and I vote for Bitterlaw.

  191. JulStol says:

    As I’d actually like to beat Hagen, go Patrick McHenry.

    Not my favourite Congressman from NC, but probably the most electable.

  192. jason says:

    California is struggling to be relevant.

    Go easy on AC.

  193. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    Jul – We already put down 23 votes for Tim from you, WeAretheResistance, and Rotilargo,

  194. jason says:

    ” Not my favourite Congressman from NC, but probably the most electable.”

    Jul is now considering electability as important???

    I think this is a major breakthrough.

  195. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    its too early to be thinking 2014. I’m still mainly focused on the 2013 Gov Races. In 2014 all I’m really voting for is the Fl Gov Race.

  196. jason says:

    ” I cast my vote for the Gentleman from Georgia, ”

    Nah, I guess electability still is not a consideration….

  197. lt. gov. jason says:

    Great speech Bitter.

    Gives me confidence I backed the right man.

    Let’s face it, I could have backed Author and I would still be doing chores and running errands. Worse, I would have thought I WANTED to do that.

  198. Gov. Rossi & Sen. Coleman says:

    ” who is not committing massive voter fraud with fake handles.”

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

  199. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “Let’s face it, I could have backed Author and I would still be doing chores and running errands. ”

    jason you don’t want to visit Puerto Rico and be on their #1 show?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z2Q8Mm0AhA

  200. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    I will work to gain the trust of my good friend, Jul. If he crosses me, I will break him.

  201. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    Insta PPP Poll

    Should Jul Primary Bitter In Next Race?

    Yes 20%
    No 50%
    Don’t Know/Undecided 30%

  202. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    How long is my term?

  203. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    @202 we never did talk about that. what say everyone else. how many years?

  204. rdelbov says:

    Tim would be the favorite to win HHR’s governorship if only he had listened to my advice and go negative. So sad for Tim that he allowed his foes to define him as an out of touch liberal.

  205. Robbie says:

    166.Robbie screw off, this place was better w/o your trolling

    Comment by El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor — December 11, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Feliz Navidad!

  206. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    I only defined Tim as a drunk New Deal union thug. I will not be held responsible for the PACs.

  207. Michael says:

    Jul shut up you idiot Sue Myrick is best. As a former Mayor and a longtime Congresswoman from Charlotte (my former rep) she is the best candidate against Hagan

  208. Robbie says:

    170.Wobbie Troll thinks he is important enough that people might notice his absence.

    He has now reminded us he has been gone.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……

    Comment by jason — December 11, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    I just wanted to clear up any confusion Jason jerk. When I was gone in April and May for training, you accused me of ducking out since things were going so well for Republicans. I just wanted to make sure you knew my absense was family related.

  209. Michael says:

    No to Ellmers we need Myrick to beat Hagan

  210. Robbie says:

    175.just you wait rdelbov, Robbie will have some sort of witty…oh I can’t do this anymore. Let’s face it, it’ll be a zzzz response

    Comment by El Patron AuthorLMendez, For Bitterlaw For Governor — December 11, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Zzzzzzz was your website.

  211. Robbie says:

    However IF Jeb Bush becomes the de facto nominee, and months before the convention its clear he will prevail, you won’t see me trying to disparage and derail his candidacy. IF he is nominated, I won’t be here attacking him rather than the Democratic nominee. I won’t be making up stories about how bad a candidate he is and I won’t be calling for his staff to resign.

    Like I did with Romney when my favorite candidates were defeated or didn’t run, I will wholeheartedly support him.

    So Wobbie Troll, GFY.

    Comment by jason — December 11, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    I love this comment. No matter how large an ego I might have, I never thought I was doing anything to derail Romney’s chances by posting in the comment section of HHR. And yes, Romney was a bad candidate with a mediocre message.

  212. JulStol says:

    Wouldn’t dream of primarying the new HHR Fraud-In-Chief.

    That would imply a level of giving a crap that I am never going to achieve.

  213. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    Jul is angry that his streak of endorsing losers continues. I will not hold it against him that he endorsed Tim. I was afraid he would endorse me.

  214. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “Zzzzzzz was your website.”

    LMAO the irony and hypocrisy continues with the flight stewardess

  215. W. PA Observer says:

    So PPP has Hagan vulnerable and tries to make a good spin of it- sounds like the last senate election there for the Dems. I think she’s in trouble.

  216. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    once again the hypocrite racist name caller can only muster zzzzz from his comments, just like lisab LOL

  217. Michael says:

    @215 correct she is very vulnerable, Myrick probably won’t run. But hypothetically she does well. I am hoping for Foxx, and if I have to take her, Ellmers. McHenry I say no to, he is too isolated in terms of name recognition.

  218. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    if 2014 is like all Historical “6 year mid-terms”, then Kagan will be VERY beatable. However if the GOP has a 1998 or 2002 like screw up, she could win a close race using her incumbent advantage

  219. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    but again we’re thinking 2014 too early. 2013 Gov races are forefront on my mind

  220. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    btw the GOP didnt screw up in 2002, the Dems did. My point is that while midterms do help the parties out of power in the White House, we’ve seen some outlier years. Frankly I think the GOP has a good shot at making 2014 a good year. Maybe not a 2010-like wave, but a good year nonetheless

  221. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    Less than 2 hours after the HHR Governor’s race, people have already turned their attention to 2013.

  222. Michael says:

    I am announcing that I will donate $25 to Gov, Christie campaign

  223. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “I am announcing that I will donate $25 to Gov, Christie campaign”

    um…ok?

  224. Diogenes says:

    The messaging over this fiscal cliff fight will be important.

    I think the GOP will have to peg Obama to a revenue number and then offer that revenue in things like a reductions cap. Say they held the line on taxes.

    The economy will be in a recession within a year. It is inevitable. This was technically a recovery but built on the bad fundamentals. The next downturn will likely threaten a big 3 carmaker to go belly up. If that happens, messaging can make sure that Ohio and Michigan turn bright red.

  225. lisab says:

    COPS: Teens Ask for Smoke, Kill Woman When She Replies ‘Get a Job’…

  226. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    You can’t trust smokers. They are evil.

  227. W. PA Observer says:

    218- Agree with 220- 2002 was a great year (other than governorships) for the GOP – first time a party in power has gained in its first midterms in generations- GOP picked up 8 or 9 seats in the House and 3 or 4 in the Senate (Jim Jeffords party switch had given de-facto Senate control to the Dems for part of the year). GOP took a lot of seats. In alot of ways, considering the 2000 election was a literal partisan tie- it was the endorsement of George W. Bush as president. James Carville put a bag over his head on live TV that night- enough said.

  228. lisab says:

    About 100,000 more people moved away from California in 2011 than relocated to the Golden State, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  229. lisab says:

    it was a disasterous year for the gop

    a.) roberts not only supported the federal mandate to buy a good … he did so as a tax generated from the senate … something no other senate has ever done

    b.) obama won, ensuring the country will have TRILLION dollar deficits for the foreseeable future

    c.) you managed to alienate women and hispanics and if anything goes wrong in the economy — it will be reported that it was because of the gop’s action or inaction

  230. W. PA Observer says:

    229- I’m talking about 2002…

    2012 was not great- though it had some rather bright spots- Scott Walker won his political battles and was reelected with an expanded and solid margin. Indiana and Michigan(!) passed right-to-work bills. We didn’t alienate women to the extent that you claim- considering we improved from 2008 with them- just not nearly enough.

  231. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “you managed to alienate women and hispanics”

    Oh I did that? my bad

  232. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    I’m still waiting for lisab’s “Congratulations, Gov. Bitterlaw” card.

  233. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    El Patron is Hispanic. He does all of his girlfriend’s errands and chores. He is building bridges to women and Hispanics every day.

  234. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    i’m also spending $400+ on her on X-Mas Gifts Bitter, she better like them

  235. Tim says:

    Bitterlaw, that was one terrific acceptance speech. I also think that you may have made some history, by telling your running mate to go and do himself on Election Day.

    Just don’t try to take away my guns and alcohol, and you’ll be fine.

    Remember, my wife is a para-legal. We know how to deal with lawyers who get out of bounds.

  236. Tim says:

    Oh, and I second the idea of old friends returning. I miss all of them.

  237. Cory says:

    “obama won, ensuring the country will have TRILLION dollar deficits for the foreseeable future”

    lisab, Obama will not have a single Trillion dollar deficit during his second term.

  238. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    Tim was the best candidate Democrats could run. I have to admit I admire the old man for sticking around in the red parts in and out of the blogosphere. I live in a state that has voted for a President I despise twice now. But I refuse to give up and want to keep fighting for them. I admire Tim does the same in Georgia a state he’s seen go from blue to red

  239. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “lisab, Obama will not have a single Trillion dollar deficit during his second term.”

    shut up cory, the people that it matters to are talking…

  240. Tim says:

    Thank you for those kind words, Author.

  241. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    Author – Always remember – It is NOT the thought that counts with women. A bad gift will haunt you forever.

    Tim:

    I have always valued your contributions to HHR. You have never been right and I don’t know if I could ever agree with you about anuthing but it is good to have you here. Your guns and alcohol are safe. If Bunu were to disappear . . . Better not write that.

  242. lisab says:

    “Oh, and I second the idea of old friends returning. I miss all of them.”

    you have friends?

  243. Michael says:

    So what do we do now that Lord Farquad, I mean Bitterlaw, is Governor?

  244. Michael says:

    @242 don’t tell him! He doesn’t need to know that lol

  245. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “So what do we do now that Lord Farquad, I mean Bitterlaw, is Governor?”

    Micahel you could have used that on MD, w/ Bitter it doesn’t have the same bite

  246. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    Michael*

  247. Michael says:

    @245 okay, well Author since MD isn’t here I knew I had to use the joke on someone

  248. lisab says:

    “It is NOT the thought that counts with women.”

    that is not true

    it is just that most male thoughts are stupid

  249. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    have we agreed to how long a term as HHR Gov is?

  250. Michael says:

    @248 Lisab, I hope you aren’t labeling all males as stupid.

  251. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    I will refrain from blasting the man-child on this great day. I am going to start negotiations to have direct flights from Philadelphia to Thule AFB.

  252. W. PA Observer says:

    Wow- the Dems in Michigan are losing their sh*t.

  253. lisab says:

    ” I hope you aren’t labeling all males as stupid.”

    case in point …

    i said most male thoughts as stupid … tch

  254. Michael says:

    @249 every two years on off year elections. That way it covers one major election.

  255. Michael says:

    @253 thank goodness

  256. Michael says:

    @251 you should be scared there is a direct flight from State College to Philadelphia via US Airways

  257. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “you should be scared there is a direct flight from State College to Philadelphia via US Airways”

    sounds like Michael wants to try and make Bitter get served

  258. Michael says:

    @257 he can’t be served, he is already Lord Farquad

  259. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “Wow- the Dems in Michigan are losing their sh*t.”

    I know, ain’t it great?

  260. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “it is just that most male thoughts are stupid”

    zzzzzzz

  261. Michael says:

    @259 no I find that disgusting unless they are arrested for it

  262. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    Why would anybody fly from Penn State to Philadelphia? You will spend more time in both airports and in the air than just driving.

  263. W. PA Observer says:

    261- As I saw one of the PJ media or redstate guys mention on twitter- if the media wants to avoid having the union thug thing blow up in the Left’s face, they need to start asking some tough questions. Otherwise eventually one of these nuts is going to kill someone, and then all hell will break loose.

  264. Michael says:

    262 I use it as a hub Bitter, to fly to Charlotte. Frequent flier miles

  265. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    I’d fly to PA to meet with the new Governor but I hate flying and I like the weather down here for Winter Time as oppose to the Winter Wonderland they got up there

  266. rdelbov says:

    Obama says Michigan RTW push is all about “politics and not economics”.

    Is that why he campaigned against RTW in VA, NC and FL in 2012?

    Funny how RTW for Michigan is all about politics but in NC, VA and FL its not about politics.

    I say three cheers to Michigan.

  267. Michael says:

    @263 like Gabriel Giffords all over again except in reverse to a republican

  268. Michael says:

    @267 that is terrible!

  269. SusyQue says:

    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation… One is by sword..The other is by debt.”

    John Adams 1826

  270. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    the Unions apparently didn’t learn from the fiasco in WI

  271. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    wow I actually felt like Susys’s comment just now was worth reading. too bad it was a quote and a quote from a President who was all about big Govt under his term

  272. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “I say three cheers to Michigan.”

    here, here. I love being in a Right To Work State

  273. W. PA Observer says:

    http://moelane.com/2012/12/11/labor-union-goons-violent-michigan/

    Yeah- because collapsing a tent of your political opponents and assaulting people is in keeping with workers’ “rights”.

    More I’m concerned that one of these “union protest” mobs that forms outside GOP lawmakers homes will one day snap and do something truly vile. – ie- attack family members or burn the house, etc.

  274. Michael says:

    @CNBC: BREAKING: Speaker Boehner’s Office: White House offered $1.4T in new taxes, down from $1.6T earlier.

    progress.

  275. El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays says:

    “@CNBC: BREAKING: Speaker Boehner’s Office: White House offered $1.4T in new taxes, down from $1.6T earlier.

    progress.”

    doesn’t matter. deal or no deal, economic pain is coming. this whole thing is useless

  276. W. PA Observer says:

    All it takes is one schizo or sociopath with some on the spot “authority” to get a mob mentality to turn to violence mode. It’s how lynch mobs used to get started.

  277. AuH2ORepublican says:

    I denounce the rampant FRAUD AT THE POLLS. I was led to believe that Iowa and Maine were Ron Paul Country, yet neither L. Ron Paul nor his sycophant Bunu carried either state. Just wait until the Electoral College meets, and Paultards dressed up to look like electors try to cast votes for Bunu for governor.

  278. lisab says:

    A team of international researchers has completed a study that suggests we will probably never find a ‘gay gene.’ Sexual orientation is not about genetics, say the researchers, it’s about epigenetics. This is the process where DNA expression is influenced by any number of external factors in the environment. And in the case of homosexuality, the researchers argue, the environment is the womb itself.

  279. lisab says:

    Specifically, the researchers discovered sex-specific epi-marks which, unlike most genetic switches, get passed down from father to daughter or mother to son. Most epi-marks don’t normally pass between generations and are essentially “erased.” Rice and Friberg say this explains why homosexuality appears to run in families, yet has no real genetic underpinning.

    Epigenetic mechanisms can be seen as an added layer of information that clings to our DNA. Epi-marks regulate the expression of genes according to the strength of external cues. Genes are basically the instruction book, while epi-marks direct how those instructions get carried out. For example, they can determine when, where, and how much of a gene gets expressed.

  280. SoHope says:

    which governor would be less likely to keep zombie heads in fish tanks?

  281. Cory says:

    I’m not sure about the fish tanks, but Bitterlaw is the least likely to keep a family member zombie chained up in a back room.

  282. SoHope says:

    I don’t think I can wait till Feb for TWD.

  283. SoHope says:

    heck yeah…suck it, union scum!

  284. W. PA Observer says:

    283- Whoa.

    “One Tough Nerd”, Snyder ran as. He wasn’t f*$*ing kidding.

  285. W. PA Observer says:

    None of this would have been possible without Scott Walker being a boss. “You did it, you did it!”

    To him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-RT3cx1b9ZM#t=34s

  286. These redistricting stories really warms my heart.
    Brutal, just brutal gerrymandering. WI GOP has to be the top bitch of all the state GOPs in the country.
    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/182754381.html

  287. W. PA Observer says:

    287- I would think alot of that would also have to do with the Dems relying on ridiculous margins in Dane and Milwaukee Counties to win the state. So by definition you’d have a district that is 70-80% dem surrounded by a bunch of 60-40, 55-45. GOP seats around it. Similar dynamic to PA- I mean is it really surprising the GOP could pull off a 13-5 edge with good candidates when the O’s entire statewide margin of victory comes from PA-2 (Fattah), and only it and PA-2 prevent us from becoming Indiana at this point? I mean, is it really gerrymandering to have a large city make up an entire congressional district or two? Wouldn’t that be in line with the constituents and their interests?

  288. JulStol says:

    W. PA. Observer,

    Dude, stealing my musical references? Not cool, bro. Not cool.

  289. terry says:

    The blacks and Latins like to inhabit the inner urban area’s outside the south.

  290. terry says:

    So democrats can win the house vote by a million plus votes because these urban area’s vote in one huge monolith. Go to CNN election map of houses races and look at the black and Latin districts outside new england and you’ll see 70,80,90% new to the D’s name.

  291. W. PA Observer says:

    289- Seemed appropriate for the moment. They did after all, do it. Michigan going RTW- “In a year that has been so improbable, the IMPOSSIBLE has happened.”

    Now if only PA would consider…nah, won’t happen.

  292. terry says:

    I do like the fight in the Michigan GOP. Take it to these bloodsuckers every inch. Wish we had these same fight in DC.

  293. Bitterlaw says:

    As Governor, I will not harbor zombies.

  294. SoHope says:

    I hope you don’t try to push through pig tethering legislation either.