I always thought they were seedy!

From the International Herald-Tribune:

Democrats scored some convincing victories in both houses of the U.S. Congress, picking up at least five Senate seats, ousting Republican incumbents in New Hampshire and North Carolina and capturing seats in Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico left vacant by Republican retirements.


In North Carolina, the senatorial career of Elizabeth Dole, one of the most famous names in Republican politics, came to an end at the hands of Kay Hagan, a state lawmaker whose portrayal of Dole as a Washington insider suggested that she was out of touch with the people of her state.

John Sununu, a first-term Republican from New Hampshire, lost his Senate seat in a rematch with former Governor Jeanne Shaheen, who had relentlessly tied him to President George W. Bush.

Original DVD cover.

And in Virginia, former Governor Mark Warner coasted to victory in the race for an open seat […] having easily defeated another former governor, Jim Gilmore, Warner will now succeed John Warner (no relation), a Republican who did not seek re-election.

And two Democratic cousins now in the House will move over to the Senate: Mark Udall in Colorado and Tom Udall in New Mexico.


After repeated attempts, Democrats finally defeated Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut, toppling the last House Republican in New England. Democrats also defeated Robin Hayes in North Carolina; Tom Feeney and Ric Keller in Florida; Phil English in Pennsylvania; and Marilyn Musgrave in Colorado.

They picked up seats in New York, with a former House staff member, Dan Maffei, winning a Republican-held seat in the Syracuse area, and were on the verge of gains in Michigan and in two seats vacated by Republicans in New Mexico.

Democrats also gained at least one seat in Obama’s home state, Illinois, where State Senator Debbie Halvorson won an open seat west of Chicago.

From The Boston Globe:

Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut, until he lost on Tuesday, held the distinction as the last congressional Republican in New England.

Today, he said that the path for the GOP to return from the wilderness in the region — as well as nationally — is not to become a more socially conservative party.

Shays said on MSNBC that the party, while sticking by its fiscally conservative principles, needs to reach out to moderates and to ethnic minorities.

You caught on a little too late, Chris!

Robin Hayes (R-NC), October 18, 2008:

Liberals hate real Americans that work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God.

Oh, John Sununu, we hardly knew you! (Okay, that’s my shameless pimping of a diary I wrote at Big Orange back in 2006 that was largely ignored but has a song parody I was very proud of).

From Liddy Dole’s concession speech (after the nasty-ass ads she approved about Kay Hagan):

People from faraway places poured tens of millions of dollars into North Carolina, funding tough, unfair negative ads against me. I responded forcefully. I’m not happy with the tone this race acquired, but I must say I will never regret fighting as hard as I could for the privilege of continuing to serve the people of my state.

Bitch! If you can stomach it, the video is here.

From Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW):

Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) is a third-term member of Congress, representing Florida’s 24th congressional district. Rep. Feeney’s ethics violations stem from his relationship with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and three trips he took in apparent violation of House travel and gift rules. Rep. Feeney was included in CREW’s 2005, 2006, and 2007 congressional corruption reports.


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12 responses to “I always thought they were seedy!

  1. Wow, great cover, but how long did it take you to find that obscure title?

  2. jeb

    Now all you see is conservative commentators talking about how liberals, progressives and Dems are mean-spirited people and should be more bi-partisan and gracious in victory. This after eight years of them branding anyone who disagreed with their greed a traitor. After them using their powers to punish anyone who dared speak against them. So in the spirit of that tone, all I can say to these losers is don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

  3. neon vincent,
    finding this one was one of those happy accidents i have every once in a while. i play around with different words to see if i can find something interesting, and i liked this cover when i saw it.

  4. jeb,
    did you see lawrence o’donnell today on msnbc? he was on david gregory’s show, and mika whateverhernameis was sub-hosting. the vapid moron was defending princess sarah and saying how mean everyone was to her, blah, blah, blah. well, pat buchanan was chuckling like the idiot he is as lawrence said that the woman is not very bright and had no business being the veep candidate. pat went on with his usual crap about how she won the debates and how brilliant she is. lawrence got in an argument with him, and it culminated in lawrence telling pat that he ‘comes from a party that celebrates ignorance.’ it was a thing of beauty! you can watch the video here. you have to watch it. it’s hilarious! mika the moron has no idea what to do, and richard wolffe was on, just laughing and not saying a word.

  5. hello kevin banks!
    welcome to the raisin! 😀
    i’ll have you know that the raisin is seedless, so i think you should take back what you said! 😉
    hope you will stop by again soon!

  6. writechicpress

    Conservative NYT columnist David Brooks summed the party up with a similiar sentiment. It’s not only their mission,

    “…to scorn liberal ideas but to scorn ideas entirely. And I’m afraid that Sarah Palin has those prejudices. I think President Bush has those prejudices.”

    Thanks for video link!

  7. nightowl724

    nonnie, I love this poster. But, I LOVE the Sununu parody! It’s the high point of my weekend, so far…

  8. wcp,
    i don’t like david brooks, but every once in a while, he allows himself to tell the truth. he is exactly right. isn’t that video the best? i watched it 3 times!

  9. thanks nightowl,
    i like that parody, too. it got very little attention, and i had almost forgotten about it. this gave me an excuse to dust it off. glad someone else likes it, too! 🙂

  10. jeb

    Mika is a mutton-head. Did you hear her moaning when O’Donnell stated the Rethugs are the party of ignorance. Mika and all of the other MSM wannabees need to stop trying to be so fair and call what is obvious. Hell yes the Rethugs celebrate ignorance and yes Pat, Raygun was a shining example of that!

  11. the only reason mika has a job is because of her father. she is the chimpy of journalism (along with jonah goldberg, chris wallace, and some others). she’s devoid of brains, personality, and humor. i think she is on mostly to make joe squintborough look smarter.