Turn Up The Bass

Monday, January 30, 2006
So, you think politics is a bit rough? It just turned a tad rougher.

I really can't think of anything to write that expresses my feelings about this. Contempt just doesn't fit.

UPDATE: I was wondering how Dean was going to keep his job.


David Thomson said...

I'm betting it's a Democratic senator. The hard left is enraged by the perceived betrayal of the red state moderates. These radicals are indeed very vicious. What are the chances that the senator is Republican? Very slim. “MIKE ROGERS” would likely have gone into further detail about the right-wing Christian aspects of the accused. Oh well, we will know soon enough.

chuck said...

I don't understand the conviction of these folks that homosexuality is a killer issue and Republican voters will swoon. Geez, when are they going to grow up.

Seneca the Younger said...

Got there before I could.

Rick Ballard said...


He claims it's a Rep. This could be a bluff, it could be a publicity grab or it could be true.

What the "person" doing this doesn't realize is that the payback will be considerably rougher than the first go. Amateur hour at the zoo.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

What's next? Beating Republican Senators in the Senate with a cane?

flenser said...

My empathic powers tell me that these people are unhappy.

Not safe for work! Warning, Koslings at play.

However, we should accept that these are simply our fellow Americans expressing their views, and therefore we should not demonize them.

Loading them on a rocket and shooting them into the sun, on the other hand, is a definite possibility.

Buddy Larsen said...

Wait a minute--aren't those people--at the website--the liberals ?

David Thomson said...

“He claims it's a Rep.”

Opps, I goofed up. The irony is that this outing will inadvertently help the Republican party. Such nastiness will not be looked upon kindly by the swing voters.

RogerA said...

I know this is wishful thinking, but it does look like to me the moonbats are going to hold hands, jump off the cliff, and thereby take the entire democratic party even further down the pit--If it werent so damn funny, it would be sad--we genuinely need a two party system--esp given some of the more distastful (to me, anyway) Republican lapses and fiscal irresponsibility.

Knucklehead said...

Why does the left believe that "outing" someone, whether their own or an evil and vile Republican, will benefit them?

I couldn't help noticing his closing comment, When you cast that vote, Mr. Senator, represent your own...it's the least you could do.

Have people such as Mike Rogers never heard the famous comment, made by sportswriter Jimmy Cannon about Joe Louis, "He was a credit to his race – the human race…"

Has it never dawned upon Rogers that whomever it is he is threatening to "out" may be representing, in good conscience and to the best of his abilities, his entire constituency? Rhetorical question. Of course he hasn't. Rogers is apparently so wrapped up in one facet of human identity that he has no hope of seeing the human whole.

But anyway, in one link we have a threat of blackmail. In the other we have, what... oh, another potential threat of blackmail. I saw a very brief few moments of Howlin' Howie on TV the other day. I was surprised and impresssed with his seemingly calm and professional demeanor enough that I finally began listening to his words. He was spinning the Abramof thing as "not one penny ever went to any Democrat" which, since I have not followed the matter closely, I cannot say is an outright lie but from what little I have followed it seems, at best, a Clintonesque parsing of words to the purpose of telling a lie while maintaining the fiction of having been truthful. In other words, even when he isn't howling he's full of shit.

It will be interesting to see how a Deniac attack upon Ried plays out. RogerA phrased it as holding hands and jumping off the cliff. It is worse than that. Some are holding hands and jumping off the cliff but they are also willing to grab a hold of anyone, even their own, who doesn't want to join and claw out their eyes during the fall.

While it will not trouble me much to see their broken carcasses upon the rocks it does pain me to see Americans of influence come to this.

Rick Ballard said...


A firm split followed by the DLC rump becoming the base is the most likely outcome. The problem is Clinton's involvement in the DLC. There are several centrists that could begin the rebuilding process if they could get the crazy aunts off the front porch. It's a tough row to hoe and the will to start isn't going to come until a "critical moment" occurs. 'Til then it's just a matter of erosion.

Knucklehead said...


Kos is leaving the Dem party and registering Independent.

Once upon a time, a few years back and I don't recall where it happened, there was a case of an mentally ill (IIRC) person who was so filthy that, apparently, he reeked. He spent his days, all of them, in the local library of some uppery middle-class town. The locals got, litteraly and figuratively, sick of it and tried to oust him. The courts, of course, said they could not do such a thing.

I have a feeling Kos will have a similar effect upon the Indendent community. One of the comforts of being an Independent was that we didn't have all that many crazies to try and keep off the front lawn. One of the problems with being an Independent is that when a crazy does show up on the front lawn you can't do anything about it even if you want to.

Buddy Larsen said...

Rick's right--the DLC--vs the DNC--is the hope for a working near-future two-party system, if only it could disinfect the Clintonism. The MSM wing of the party could actually effect this transformation, if only it didn't have 'stars' in its eyes.

vnjagvet said...


It isn't Kos that's heading the independent registration movement, it's a Kossite posting as mary scott oconnor.

Knucklehead said...


So that wasn't the master himself going Indy, heh. I have a difficult time following along and distinguishing on Kosling from another. Either way it is a crazy out on the Indy's front lawn. Glad I don't hang out there anymore ;)