"The First Amendment does?" O'Donnell asked. "Let me just clarify: You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?" "Government shall make no establishment of religion," Coons responded, reciting from memory the First Amendment... to the U.S. Constitution. (Coons was off slightly: The first amendment actually reads "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.") "That's in the First Amendment...?" O'Donnell responded.
Which tells us just how far she's read the Constitution she claims to want to return us to. Not even the very first amendment. Thank God she'll lose.
Jesus, O'Donnell, you're setting the image of the Religious Right back a thousand years. Cool!
What's most remarkable? I think I wrote recently that O'Donnell not only doesn't understand she's not being laughed with, but at, she doesn't quite understand what laughter is. Well, watch her here. She was incredibly smug. She thought she'd nailed Coons. She honestly had no idea the whole room--law professors and students at that--were laughing at her intense density and ignorance.
Self-esteem. It's all she has. She knows nothing, she understands nothing, and she could not be more confident. I was under the impression conservatives used to criticize liberals for supposedly promoting such thinking. Identity politics, situational ethics, self-esteem psychology--those all belong to the conservatives now. And boy, do they whine. How did we come to this?
How, tell me how, did the GOP find such a slate of total morons this year? Whether they take the House(where you cannot filibuster) or not, they can kiss the Senate and governorships bye-bye.
It can always be depended on for the GOP to do its victory dance long before it's actually won, usually resulting in its losing. Some of them, like Joe Miller, seemed to have thought the election merely a formality. You'll notice these candidates all seem irritated and impatient lately. That's because they think they've been appointed and don't like having to wait for the election.
So they're all losing it as we get closer. They're getting tense, and careless, and showing what absolute amateurs they are. Because at this point they can't rely on anger to get them through--they have to now seem competent. But not one of them is, nor were they coached in that. You'd think Angle, with 7 years legislative experience, would at least have learned that much by now. But no, she hasn't.
They all thought this would be easy and they have a problem with that which is NOT easy, as most children with ADHD often do.
I think it was wise for the Democrats to focus their attacks on these past few weeks, because this is the point at which they've run their course and are easily provoked. And these candidates got NOTHIN'. And the GOP is probably wishing they've vetted these people themselves rather than outsourcing it to the Chamber(and, no doubt, focus groups entirely made of GOP bubble-dwellers), but gosh, too late. They'd have done better with boring but trustworthy candidates, like the Dems have. But the GOP can be suckered into anything right now. Too late.
Even if they take the House, it doesn't matter that much(just the same, vote early and vote Democratic--I live in WA and already have, for Murray, as will a lot of others). Because the House has passed a LOT of legislation in the past few years, but the Senate has been blocking it, and they still can--as long as the Senate remains Democratic.
You see, the House has no filibuster.
Oh, you didn't think of that, Teashirts? Of course not. Tsk.
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