Monday Open Thread

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.”

–Ellen Glasgow

33 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

    • ProgressiveCowgirl says:

      Wanted her so badly to come back to Congress at 100%.

      She has an incredible role to play in the future, if she chooses to do it. There are few people whose voices could have the same power in advocating for returning veterans with TBI, for example. But I’ll understand if she decides that the best choice for her is to spend the rest of her life simply loving those she’s close to.  

    • MADCO says:

      Well, I guess for those keeping track of those in the crosshairs surveyors’ marks, that’s one down.

  1. BlueCat says:

    After the Romney tax return fiasco and subsequent near over night plummet in SC, it must be taking a little longer to get the talking points in place.

    • VanDammer says:

      So Newt picked up all the SoCarolina delegates — big whoop.  Mitt will offset all those by picking up all the VA delegates (remember, Newtron was too STUPID to get on the primary ballot).

      Yeah it makes great Faux News headlines & has gives pundits a reason to bloviate but in perspective Newt’s win & just makes Mitten’s ride a bit longer & harder but likely the same outcome.

      • BlueCat says:

        If ArapG is still waiting for instructions from the Borg, he could use that in the meantime.

      • MtSherman says:

        I think Romney is likely to be the Republican nominee. The intrade odds are currently running 64.0% in favor of Romney. Now if I were confident that he would win then I would take $64.00 and bet it all on him and get back a tidy profit of $35 and change. The thing is that looking at Gingrich right now I wonder if that might not be a foolish bet. Certainly I would not expect states like Minnesota and Colorado to go for Gingrich, but then again the polls in South Carolina seemed to show Romney winning there up until the last minute. Could that repeat? And could it repeat often enough that Romney is not the nominee going into the convention? I do not know enough about the Republican delegate process to make a confident prediction.

    • VanDammer says:

      seems someone in the campaign’s analytical decision process got thru to Willard.  Just beyond comprehension that he wasn’t prepared to do this and that his national response was mumbling incoherent fudge — but then again Mitt likes to be in control and has proven to respond poorly when put on the spot (signs of a great leader?).    

      • Gray in Mountains says:

        the clamor will continue

        • Ralphie says:

          He’ll end up dying of a thousand little paper cuts.

        • VanDammer says:

          just 2 years?  what is Mitt hiding??  Mitt was worried that releasing his records would be a gift for the Dems but not releasing his full records of at least last 10 yrs is a gift-wrapped friggin’ Santa’s sleigh for Newtster & TeaBaggers and everyone now circling the wagon.  

          Wasn’t it a “Blazing Saddles” scene with a sole covered wagon turning in a small crazy circle trying to fend off an attack?  That’s kind of a summative visual of how Mitt’s handling this …  

        • BlueCat says:

          Who wouldn’t and so many are available to the topmost fraction of the top 1 percenters. So I’m wondering if he’s been paying closer to nothing than to 15%.  Kind of hard to stand against payroll tax cuts and for cuts to everything that benefits the middle class, while railing against the unfairness of those who don’t pay any income tax because they don’t make enough (but do pay payroll and other taxes) not doing their fair share, if you pretty much don’t pay income tax either.

          And someone here, I forget who, brought up the possibility that his contributions to the church might not quite make the 10% requirement for good Mormons.

          And he probably doesn’t want to have to answer too many questions about keeping so much of his money offshore instead of, you know, investing it here in the good old USA to create all those jobs that the Don’t-Call-Us-Rich-Call-Us-Job-Creators class is supposed to be creating with the ever increasing, mind boggling share of the wealth those breaks have been helping them extract from the economy and store offshore.

          • DavidThi808 says:

            What if most of his money was invested where it does not create jobs. That kills the whole reduced taxes creates jobs argument because voters won’t care what the average is (which includes people like me), it will be just Mitt as the sole representative.

      • Middle of the Road says:

        on the same evening as Obama’s SOTU address, according to ABC News this a.m.

        According to the report, the timing is intentional, with the hope that his tax info will get lost in the shuffle of debate over the President’s SOTU speech.  

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        a demure glimpse of the old garter belt, if you will.

        However, if anyone thinks this means anything much more than the first two pages of his 1040, well that’s a garter too far . . . Mitt’s not that kind of gal.

        No way in hell is his campaign going to release all of that encyclopedia if pertinent schedules (and crafty dodges) — that would only lead to more questions, and more problems for Daddy Mittbucks.  

    • DaftPunk says:

      He’s be crowing about the Shaffer to CD-6 rumors.  He functioned like a stopped clock on that one.

  2. Colorado will once again be a battle ground state for Congressional races, at least according to the first DCCC Red to Blue target list.

    The CO-03 Sal Pace vs. Scott Tipton contest is on the D-trip’s endorsed candidate list, and CO-06 is in the “no endorsement yet” group.

    The R2B list is an early indicator of where the Democratic Party sees the best pickup opportunities, and where they might be likely to spend more money in support of candidates.

  3. Gray in Mountains says:

    I’ll have to catch debate low lights later

  4. Gypsy Chief says:

    What is the latest on this disturbing story? And why is the Obama administration pushing a settlement which stops civil fraud penalties? That’s not change I can believe in. Next, Obama will ask the 99% to support him so he can continue to fight for their interests.

  5. davebarnes says:

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/th

    Six individuals are suspected of voter fraud in the 2010 election, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office”

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