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bito On September - 11 - 2010
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The 2010 Midterm Election Season is officially off and running with the passing of Labor Day.

The children are back in school, vacations are over and hopefully, but not likely, the silly season

is over and the serious questions facing this nation will be discussed.

The Planet is fortunate to have members from many states with interests in their federal,

state and  local races.  Do you have an article, a personal story, good news or bad news about any

in your state are welcome.  Make this The Planets election news headquarters.  tell us how your

Senate and Representative races are going in your state.  This year , after the census, the state

legislature and governorships will be important for reapportionment.

This would be a good time for us to use the resources we have here on The PlanetPov

http://planetpov.com/category/take-action/polls-data-and-research/

http://planetpov.com/category/take-action/troll-busters/

And these  thanks to PatsyT

http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/

http://factcheck.org/

This is a really good one for “Maping relationships among people and organizations” from BDM

http://www.muckety.com/

MORE :

http://votesmart.org/index.htm

http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Joe_Miller.htm

Written by bito

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  1. bitohistory says:

    New Gabby Giffords ad (AZ-8)


    I like this low production one:


    • Khirad says:

      I saw an article on Jesse Kelly’s statements in this past Sunday’s Daily Star that literally hurt my brain. I let out an audible gasp and “WTF” while tending shop. Luckily, no customers.

      And, he tried to “clarify” his statements on SS again. ‘But, but, she’s taking me out of context.’ When he goes on, he only proves Gabby’s point!

      I cannot take two years of permanent facepalmitude.

      By the way, I can’t quite place the grassy location. Is that Reid Park? I think I’ve been there like once.

      • bitohistory says:

        McGrumpy in Tucson--Darn I missed this, shucks.
        McCain Tells Tea Partiers: GOP Is

        • Khirad says:

          I read in Rhonda Bodfield and Andrea Kelly’s Political Notebook in the Star that some Tea Partiers wouldn’t show up because the T-Shirts were red — the color of Communism!

          And it was during this rally that Sheriff Joe suggested sending troops across the border. Great, let’s start a war with Mexico.

          McThuselah did warn them not to get apathetic with the headwinds. I only hope internal polls are telling him something I don’t know, or that this was a Pima specific plea most likely.

          They were only able to fill the center of Hi Corbett field. Jesse Kelly said, and this really sums it up:

          “These people who think they’re better than us and look down on us”

          Well Jesse, what you said there is one of the truest things you’ve said.

          http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_c982f6dd-57fe-511b-a1d1-05a20b8352c1.html

          • bitohistory says:

            Many of her friends voted for the “hope and change” Obama promised, she said, but added “Obamacare” motivated her to become more active. She said her health-insurance premium went up $30, and she’s fearful that rising costs eventually will take away her choices.

            Does she even realize that that had nothing to do with HCR and everything to do with corporate profits? How much did it go up last year and the year before?

            • Khirad says:

              It will never cease to amaze me how they always place blame upon the wrong culprit.

              And, here’s her friends:

              tparty

            • bitohistory says:

              Khirad, I just scewed up your image. Do you have the link again? Sorry, it was funny. how about this one instead?
              mccain

  2. bitohistory says:

    JOB-TRACKER

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    Find out which companies in your area are exporting jobs, laying off workers, endangering workers’ health or involved in cases of violations of workers’ rights. The database contains information on more than 400,000 companies nationwide.

    Enter your ZIP code to see the detailed information.

    This is what is around Tucson

  3. bitohistory says:

    Sorry Ohio.

    The elected Senators with the lowest numbers are George Voinovich at 22%, and Arlen Specter and Blanche Lincoln at 27%. Not a coincidence none of those folks will be back for the next Congress and it’s just too bad for Democrats Voinovich didn’t run again (although he may have had primary issues if he had just like Specter and Lincoln did.)

    Hard to be a moderate in your party, eh, George?

    Couple more from PPP

    Hickenlooper still up big
    John Hickenlooper continues to hold a large lead in his quest to be Colorado’s next Governor, polling at 47% to 33% for Tom Tancredo and 13% for Dan Maes. But there are at least a few small rays of hope for Tancredo in the poll.

    The fact that Republicans are winning this election without showing much appeal to moderates is another reminder that the main reason for the pending GOP onslaught is the disengagement of Democratic voters. Conservatives will make up a much larger portion of the electorate this year than they did in 2008 and that’s put Republicans in a position to make big gains without even having to develop a message that’s appealing to the center.

    Oh, poor Joe. Who will you go to work for now? What lobby?

    Only 24% of voters in the state say they would vote to reelect Lieberman in 2012 to 66% who say they will vote to replace him. Majorities of Democrats (72%), independents (63%), and Republicans (61%) alike say it’s time to swap out Lieberman for someone new.

  4. bitohistory says:

    This one for k’es and my life givers, my angels
    National Nurses United Jumps Into Nev. Race With Biggest Ever Union Campaign Expenditure

    National Nurses United (NNU), the self-declared “RN Super Union,” today kicked off a major ad campaign against Nevada Republican senate candidate Sharron Angle.The $200,000 campaign is the largest ever expenditure on a political race by a single union…….
    The centerpiece of the NNU’s campaign is a set of four 15-second television ads based on the theme of “Wrong Angle.” The ads highlight Angle’s extreme statements on healthcare, job creation, and education. The visuals push the angle metaphor: A ski jumper wipes out, a house slides off a cliff. These images are juxtaposed with clips of Angle calling for the privatization of Medicare and Social Security, opposing mandatory insurance coverage for pregnant women because “[she’s] not going to have any more babies,” or asserting that job creation is none of the government’s busines

    Watch the commercials.

    • kesmarn says:

      Obtuse Angle would deny it, but there are few candidates more pro-death than she and her T-Bag cronies are. No health care, no Social Security, no food or housing assistance, no education and lotsa military does not tend to make human existence go in a “lifey” kinda way. So I’m glad my colleagues decided to throw their bedpan-totin’-earned dollars in the direction of making sure she gets the mental health care she deserves. In a very, very private setting. 😉

  5. bitohistory says:

    “That was a different Sharron Angle, not me!”
    Angle Introduced Legislation Expanding Coverage Mandate And Other ObamaCare-Like Provisions

    Angle proposed no fewer than five laws that would have expanded state insurance mandates,

    • kesmarn says:

      It’s almost impossible to believe that she ever had a brain, but this seems to be some small evidence of the fact that she just might have.

      I understand that she was recorded saying that the Republican party had lost its standards and principles. It’s just not fair! Not fair that she has these very sporadic bursts of sanity and then relapses into the drool that she typically spouts. Perhaps selective brain surgery?

      • bitohistory says:

        selective brain surgery?

        That would explain her conversion as well as any any other, k’es.
        I would like someone to ask her what was the cause. Couldn’t possibly be political expediency, because she is not just that way. Not like Harry Reid. She want to take back America.

        Sheesh, what “piece of …..work.

  6. kesmarn says:

    Report from the front lines in Ohio today:

    The candidates for the Senate position to replace retiring George Voinovich are debating in town tonight at a local high school

    Word went out that there would be competing rallies outside the school beginning about 45 minutes before the debate. Lee Fisher’s (Dems) people were outnumbered about 2:1 by Rob Portman’s (Rep/T-Bag) crew. They ALL had matching blue T-shirts with PORTMAN on the front. We were a bit of a rag-tag bunch, and, unfortunately (IMHO) the MoveOn people opted to dress in suits and hold signs that read: “Corporate Executives for Portman” on them. “FOLKS!!” I want to say to them: Do you know how many people are too DUMB to get irony!? Don’t be cute or subtle! These people think you are supporting Portman!”

    After the demo I went in to the school building where I was met at the door by screeners. After they determined that I was “only a citizen,” they told me I was not allowed to enter. The debate was closed to the public. Why? The T-Bags were so out-of-control at Marcy Kaptur’s debate with Rich Iott for the House seat a week or so ago, that both these candidates agreed that the only practical course was to bar the public entirely.

    Isn’t that pathetic? These junior-high-mentality disrupters have succeeded in completely eliminating the experience of watching candidate debates in person from the election process.

    So I’m at home, watching the debate on TV. (And Fisher’s doing a helluva job, I have to say.)

  7. bitohistory says:

    I had an interesting “conversation” yesterday with some one who said he was going to vote straight Republican. I asked him if he wanted to do away with the VA (which he uses monthly and for his meds) and SS, Medicare and Medicaid? I added I would be dead if not for SS, medicaid and cancer research, would that be OK with him? He just shrugged his shoulders and walked away.
    I know his family’s history. He was raised on SS and a Union pension. He would had been a young orphan if not for SS and Medicaid!
    Death Panels for everyone but the rich!

  8. Khirad says:

    Scott McAdams has my blessings to do this. It’s just smart local politics.


  9. bitohistory says:

    Pick a candidate and see their stance on policy, what they have said on the policy and how they voted. Seems Christine has a whole bunch of “I don’t know” policy positions.

    http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Christine_O%60Donnell.htm

  10. PatsyT says:

    This ‘find the backers’ quest reminds me of someone investigating organized crime.
    Who is funding this ad?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/weekinreview/03mcintire.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&hp

  11. bitohistory says:

    An article on AZ-8 in southern AZ “profiles the beyond a bagger candidate Jessie Kelly, who is running against Gabby Giffords. Kelly in the primary did not get Simple S’arah’s blessing and beat her choice. This guy is a winger beyond words.

    Gabrielle Giffords and Jesse Kelly make the play for CD 8 voters

    Republican congressional candidate Jesse Kelly has a long list of grievances.

    He’s had it with a tax system that takes from the rich to give to the poor. He’s sick of government workers who just “suck off the system.” He wants to scrap Medicare in order to get seniors “off the public dole.” He would “love to eliminate” Social Security. He’s looking for a “day of reckoning for liberals in both parties,” because “liberalism is destroying America.”….
    Kelly opposes abortions even for women who have been the victims of rape or incest. He doesn’t believe gays could serve openly in the military without destroying morale. He believes Wall Street needs less regulation, not more. He’s outraged that the Obama administration engaged in a “shakedown” to require oil giant BP to set aside $20 billion to aid victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He’s called for every federal department, with the exception of the military, to be cut by at least 20 percent

    • Khirad says:

      Have you been seeing those four sign’s of Jesse Kelly’s?

      Like, “she opposes 1070”, then another sign, “she FORCED Obamacare on you”, etc?

      Like, there’s way too many Kelly signs everywhere. Although, in the neighborhoods, not so much that I know of.

      • bitohistory says:

        Gabby’s New ad. Another point that needs to be emphasized by Dems against some baggers calling for this tax. Talk about regressive taxation. That would be about 30% sales tax on ALL your purchases in AZ. What it would be in other states I don’t know.
        Can you afford that?



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