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CD looks out from 2010 to 2020…….

2010: GOP takes back the House and 50-50 on the Senate.

2012: Obama loses re-election to Romney or Huckabee.

2013: Democrats take back VA and NJ governorships for good.

2014: Midterm elections see Democratic revenge.

2016: GOPer re-elected President due to weak Democratic field.

2018: Senate goes back to Democratic control.

2020: GOP keeps the White House for another 4 years.

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February 12, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics | , | Leave a comment

From CD…..Debra Medina on the ‘9/11 truth movement’ on the Glenn Beck Show…..

CD …who visits the Dog just about everyday is a Governor Perry fan….’Big Time’…..He send me this link concerning a Debra Medina visit to the the Gleen Beck radio show where she was asked if she beluved that the Us. Governmenet had anything to do with the actions on 9/11 2001……

Glenn Beck

Her answer was remarkable for it’s waffling…something that was curious……

Remember……. Medina has done very well recently in the polling and could force Governor Perry into a three way run off in the GOP primary…..Oh, yea Beck goes on about French kissing Perry…..what’s that about?

[Perry, Medina and KBH ]

Here’s the video link of the incident…..

Here’s the story from Texas Monthly……(Read the comments…..very interesting )

Beck’s question was whether she is a 9/11 “truther”–that is, does she believe that the United States Government blew up the World Trade Center. “I don’t have all of the evidence,” was the best she could do. After Beck cut short the conversation and Medina was off the line, he said, “I think I can write her off the list. Let me take another look at Kay Bailey Hutchison if I have to.”

This is the Medina campaign’s effort at damage control:

I was asked a question on the Glenn Beck show today regarding my thoughts on the so-called 9/11 truth movement. I have never been involved with the 9-11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11. I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way. No one can deny that the events on 9-11 were a tragedy for all Americans and especially those families who lost loved ones.

The question surprised me because it’s not relevant to this race or the issues facing Texans. This campaign has always been about private property rights and state sovereignty. It is focused on the issues facing Texans. It is not a vehicle for the 9-11 truth movement or any other group.

The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government. I think the fact that people are even asking questions on this level gets to the incredible distrust career politicians have fostered by so clearly taking their direction from special interests instead of the people, whether it’s Rick Perry and the his HPV mandate or Kay Hutchison and voting for the bank bailout. It is absolutely the right and duty of a free people to question their government. Texas does not need another politician who tells you what you want to hear, then violates your liberties and steals your property anyway. I fully expect to be questioned and to be held accountable as Governor, and that’s the underlying issue here: should people be questioning their government. And the answer is yes, they should be.

February 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 13 Comments

From CD…..Debra Medina on the '9/11 truth movement' on the Glenn Beck Show…..

CD …who visits the Dog just about everyday is a Governor Perry fan….’Big Time’…..He send me this link concerning a Debra Medina visit to the the Gleen Beck radio show where she was asked if she beluved that the Us. Governmenet had anything to do with the actions on 9/11 2001……

Glenn Beck

Her answer was remarkable for it’s waffling…something that was curious……

Remember……. Medina has done very well recently in the polling and could force Governor Perry into a three way run off in the GOP primary…..Oh, yea Beck goes on about French kissing Perry…..what’s that about?

[Perry, Medina and KBH ]

Here’s the video link of the incident…..

Here’s the story from Texas Monthly……(Read the comments…..very interesting )

Beck’s question was whether she is a 9/11 “truther”–that is, does she believe that the United States Government blew up the World Trade Center. “I don’t have all of the evidence,” was the best she could do. After Beck cut short the conversation and Medina was off the line, he said, “I think I can write her off the list. Let me take another look at Kay Bailey Hutchison if I have to.”

This is the Medina campaign’s effort at damage control:

I was asked a question on the Glenn Beck show today regarding my thoughts on the so-called 9/11 truth movement. I have never been involved with the 9-11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11. I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way. No one can deny that the events on 9-11 were a tragedy for all Americans and especially those families who lost loved ones.

The question surprised me because it’s not relevant to this race or the issues facing Texans. This campaign has always been about private property rights and state sovereignty. It is focused on the issues facing Texans. It is not a vehicle for the 9-11 truth movement or any other group.

The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government. I think the fact that people are even asking questions on this level gets to the incredible distrust career politicians have fostered by so clearly taking their direction from special interests instead of the people, whether it’s Rick Perry and the his HPV mandate or Kay Hutchison and voting for the bank bailout. It is absolutely the right and duty of a free people to question their government. Texas does not need another politician who tells you what you want to hear, then violates your liberties and steals your property anyway. I fully expect to be questioned and to be held accountable as Governor, and that’s the underlying issue here: should people be questioning their government. And the answer is yes, they should be.

February 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 13 Comments

Counterpoint……Merlin and CD on Healthcare and Texas races……

From CD….

Merlin, do you HATE seeing Health Care Reform passed ?

 

Let’s debate over KBH’s Senate seat:

 

Only Democrat running: former TX Comptroller John Sharp (D): served as the state’s 35th State Comptroller from 1991 to 1999 and also served on the Texas Railroad Commission from 1987-1991 (3-2 in statewide elections: lost back-to-back bids for Lieutenant Governor in 1998 and 2002).

 

Republicans:

1. Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R): currently one of 3 African American Republican statewide officeholders in Texas: has won 3 consecutive statewide elections and is aggressively lobbying for a Senate appointment since Perry has a track record of history-making appointments (see the recent appointment of Eva Guzman as the first Latina to serve on the TX Supreme Court).

 

2. Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones (R).

 

3. Former TX Secretary of State Roger Williams (R).

 

Others likely running for the Senate seat whenever it opens up:

1. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R): although it might be better for him to wait for 2012 IF Sharp wins the special election.

 

2. State Attorney General Greg Abbott (R).

 

February 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Politics, Updates | , , | 4 Comments

Counterpoint to CD…………

Sometimes we just let it …..all.….. hang out here……..

From Daniel G……

Don’t let this guy spam you Dog. He’s so full of Nonsense.

Here is why:
1. IL State Comptroller Dan Hynes (D) should have stayed put in his current gig and sought a 4th term, but I think him challenging incumbent Governor Patrick Quinn (D) in the nasty primary may have been a mistake.

2. It’s looking more likely State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) will be the GOP nominee last I checked.

3. IL Democrats will keep Secretary of State, State Attorney General and State Treasurer, while losing the Comptroller’s office.

4. IL State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D) will tie Kirk to the DC establishment since Kirk’s been in DC for like 10 years and he has a record that the Democrats will use against him in negative ads.

Wait!…while we’re at it….here’s more…..from the man from Texas……

Here are my predictions on the Senate and have you ever heard of DEMOGRAPHICS because this country is turning more and more biracial.

1. West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D) is likely running for the United States Senate in 2012, he’s also won 3 statewide elections to boot.

2. In Wisconsin, the Democrats have a LONG bench from down-ballot statewide officeholders to House members who are likely to run for Kohl’s Senate seat.

3. Once Perry beats the shit out of KBH either in March or April (he’s going to win re-election as my governor), look for KBH to resign her Senate seat and fade from the scene forever, which will lead Perry to appoint Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R-one of 3 African American GOP statewide officeholders) to the Senate seat.

Former TX Comptroller John Sharp (D) will win the Senate seat for the Democrats regardless either in special election or in 2012 whenever the seat opens up.

4. US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) will run for the United States Senate against Kyl and give him a run for his money and plus with a Democratic governor looking more likely in November, Obama will turn the state BLUE in 2012 (the GOP will have a shitty candidate against him like Palin or Pawlenty).

5. Democratic incumbents will hold onto their Senate seats in CA, MO, VA (it’s trending Blue), etc.,

I see Democrats keeping the Senate for a LONG time even if a Republican wins the White House in 2012.

He’s wrong on so many things. He just picks Candidates and says there’re running. There’re not running.

1. Manchin is finished with Politics after he completes his term as Governor in 2012. He never was and never will be a Legislature Guy.

2. CD is wrong in Wisconsin as well: The only credible Candidate Democrats have to run in case Kohl retires is Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI). If it’s a Ron Kind vs. Paul Ryan Match-Up Ryan wins.

3. Hutchison won’t resign her Senate Seat until Health Care & Cap, Trade is finished. She already said that. CD is too bullish on that. AND EVEN if she resigns she would do it after April 1st which means a Special Election would be held on the same as the Midterm Election. Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX 6) has already lobbied Perry for an Appointment so in a Barton – Sharp Match-Up Barton would win.

4. On Giffords: I doubt she gives up a House Seat after 4 1/2 year to run for a Race where she has only a 50/50 Chance of winning. The most likely Candidate to run against Kyl is Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. Giffords will wait for McCain to retire in 2016.

5. The Democrats WILL CERTAINLY LOSE the Senate in 2012. There will be too many Open Seats as well as endangered Incumbents like McCaskill, Webb, Brown, Tester, etc.

james,

Don’t believe all the bullshit CD says. My Record speaks for itself. I report Good News and Bad News for both Parties. CD is a partisan hack.

This is just my response to CD’s posting. You can post it if you want.

Daniel G.

February 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , | 5 Comments

CD’s two cents ………..

1. IL State Comptroller Dan Hynes (D) should have stayed put in his current gig and sought a 4th term, but I think him challenging incumbent Governor Patrick Quinn (D) in the nasty primary may have been a mistake.

2. It’s looking more likely State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) will be the GOP nominee last I checked.

3. IL Democrats will keep Secretary of State, State Attorney General and State Treasurer, while losing the Comptroller’s office.

4. IL State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D) will tie Kirk to the DC establishment since Kirk’s been in DC for like 10 years and he has a record that the Democrats will use against him in negative ads.

Wait!…while we’re at it….here’s more…..from the man from Texas……

Here are my predictions on the Senate and have you ever heard of DEMOGRAPHICS because this country is turning more and more biracial.

1. West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D) is likely running for the United States Senate in 2012, he’s also won 3 statewide elections to boot.

2. In Wisconsin, the Democrats have a LONG bench from down-ballot statewide officeholders to House members who are likely to run for Kohl’s Senate seat.

3. Once Perry beats the shit out of KBH either in March or April (he’s going to win re-election as my governor), look for KBH to resign her Senate seat and fade from the scene forever, which will lead Perry to appoint Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R-one of 3 African American GOP statewide officeholders) to the Senate seat.

Former TX Comptroller John Sharp (D) will win the Senate seat for the Democrats regardless either in special election or in 2012 whenever the seat opens up.

4. US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) will run for the United States Senate against Kyl and give him a run for his money and plus with a Democratic governor looking more likely in November, Obama will turn the state BLUE in 2012 (the GOP will have a shitty candidate against him like Palin or Pawlenty).

5. Democratic incumbents will hold onto their Senate seats in CA, MO, VA (it’s trending Blue), etc.,

I see Democrats keeping the Senate for a LONG time even if a Republican wins the White House in 2012.

COMMENTS anyone?

February 4, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Other Things, Politics | , | Leave a comment

CD's two cents ………..

1. IL State Comptroller Dan Hynes (D) should have stayed put in his current gig and sought a 4th term, but I think him challenging incumbent Governor Patrick Quinn (D) in the nasty primary may have been a mistake.

2. It’s looking more likely State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) will be the GOP nominee last I checked.

3. IL Democrats will keep Secretary of State, State Attorney General and State Treasurer, while losing the Comptroller’s office.

4. IL State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D) will tie Kirk to the DC establishment since Kirk’s been in DC for like 10 years and he has a record that the Democrats will use against him in negative ads.

Wait!…while we’re at it….here’s more…..from the man from Texas……

Here are my predictions on the Senate and have you ever heard of DEMOGRAPHICS because this country is turning more and more biracial.

1. West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D) is likely running for the United States Senate in 2012, he’s also won 3 statewide elections to boot.

2. In Wisconsin, the Democrats have a LONG bench from down-ballot statewide officeholders to House members who are likely to run for Kohl’s Senate seat.

3. Once Perry beats the shit out of KBH either in March or April (he’s going to win re-election as my governor), look for KBH to resign her Senate seat and fade from the scene forever, which will lead Perry to appoint Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R-one of 3 African American GOP statewide officeholders) to the Senate seat.

Former TX Comptroller John Sharp (D) will win the Senate seat for the Democrats regardless either in special election or in 2012 whenever the seat opens up.

4. US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) will run for the United States Senate against Kyl and give him a run for his money and plus with a Democratic governor looking more likely in November, Obama will turn the state BLUE in 2012 (the GOP will have a shitty candidate against him like Palin or Pawlenty).

5. Democratic incumbents will hold onto their Senate seats in CA, MO, VA (it’s trending Blue), etc.,

I see Democrats keeping the Senate for a LONG time even if a Republican wins the White House in 2012.

COMMENTS anyone?

February 4, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Other Things, Politics | , | Leave a comment

From CD……The TV computer Game’s have the Saints’s as the winner’s….

Well here we are CD!

Merlin……..Xbox and Madden Sports predicts the Saints will win Super Bowl 44, they correctly predicted the outcome of the AFC and NFC Championship games, and have been accurate on the Super Bowl winners 4 out of 5 years:
http://www.wdsu.com/saints/22425336/detail.html

The Dog agreeds…….

February 3, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Computers, Entertainment, Media, Sports, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

From CD……The TV computer Game's have the Saints's as the winner's….

Well here we are CD!

Merlin……..Xbox and Madden Sports predicts the Saints will win Super Bowl 44, they correctly predicted the outcome of the AFC and NFC Championship games, and have been accurate on the Super Bowl winners 4 out of 5 years:
http://www.wdsu.com/saints/22425336/detail.html

The Dog agreeds…….

February 3, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Computers, Entertainment, Media, Sports, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

CD…on the Alabama Races……

For everyone on here:

The list of statewide candidates in Alabama:
http://www.politics1.com/al.htm

US Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL) appears to be the likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee at this point……

…….. while the AL GOP will have a NASTY primary to see who’s more conservative, which is heading to a July runoff.

Governor Bob Riley (R) is barred from seeking a 3rd consecutive term, and his term ends on January 17, 2011.

Lieutenant Governor Jim Folsom, Jr., (D) will win BIG in his re-election bid to a 4th term (he’s won 5 statewide elections, including the Public Service Commission).

State Attorney General Troy King (R) will get re-elected to a 2nd full four-year term, in which he will become the state’s longest-serving State AG by 2014.

State Treasurer: former State Treasurer George Wallace, Jr., (R) will get his old gig back for a 3rd non-consecutive term.

February 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , | Leave a comment