Up for Debate: State Dems on election wins/losses

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:17am

What do you think about the election outcome in the state legislature and the Democrats reaction to it?

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By: Ask01 on 11/8/12 at 2:07

Anyone who still believes and continuously chants the birther mantra is presenting with symptoms indicative of extreme paranoia, delusional behavior, and perhaps even an indeterminate degree of possible transitory dementia.

If Donald Trump, unindicted apparent advocate of insurrection and revolution against the United States government, with all his money and almost certain contacts who can obtain his every wish was unable to present valid, substantial, and actionable evidence to support the accusations, what can be deduced about those claims?

If Sheriff Joe Arpaio, knuckle dragging neanderthal lawman of Arizona infamy, and certainly no fan of President Obama, was unable to produce the much trumpeted evidence demonstrating birther claims, what conclusions should we draw?

Are we to believe the entire United States government, including both houses of congress, the judiciary, and the United States Armed Forces are all in collusion to install and maintain a pretender to the the Oval Office if any shred of credible evidence actually existed to invalidate that persons claim to the office?

I sometimes grow weary of periodically posting these irrefutable points, knowing full well the reasonable will once again nod in agreement while the troll works himself into a vulgar, name calling frenzy posting all manner of cut and paste comments which obviously have no value, as authorities have taken no action based on those purloined, perhaps suspect links.

But, having the day off, finished a busy napping schedule, along with my lawn chores and kitchen duties, I just wanted to yank the chain and toss a few picnic baskets.

I must run, the pot roast is almost finished.

By: Loner on 11/8/12 at 2:08

Adman paid me a compliment: "gee Loner your clever, you can make jokes but you won't answer the question. Why won't Obama release them?"

Thank you for the kind word, Adman. I have no idea why the POTUS has not released his College Transcripts to the public, if that is in fact the case.

Quite frankly, most Americans do not care about how the president performed while in school; they do care about what he can do for this nation right now.

Of course, there are those Americans who feel the need...the obsession...to assassinate the character of Barack Hussein Obama. Those dogs will continue to hound the man, sniffing for dirt...occasionally baying and barking at the moon.

By: Ask01 on 11/8/12 at 2:13

Loved that last line Loner.

I can actually imagine some of our posting colleagues here baying and barking at the moon.

There are some other activities which dogs engage I can also imagine of them, but try to keep the mental images at bay.

By: Loner on 11/8/12 at 2:16

Ask0!....enjoy your time off...to me, time is worth a lot more than money.

Ben Dover got on my case late yesterday, about my picking on an "addled" old man....maybe he's right, we should probably pity Yogiman, not use him as a foil for humor or a whipping boy.

His vile comments are a turn-off, no doubt about it...but we should be above bullying the poor b@stard.

I'm not preaching here...just sayin'.

By: Loner on 11/8/12 at 2:21

I got your drift, ask01, on the canine behavior, yeah, we would too, if we only could.

By: slacker on 11/8/12 at 2:41

Oh yeah.. lying in the driveway and ....censored

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 2:43


Barry will not release his school papers because they will show him as a foreign student. Common sense should tell you all if he was in that office legally he would not spend millions of dollars to keep his papers sealed.

If I knew how to operate this damn thing other than type on it, I could give more information on Barry than you'd probably want to see being a fan of his.

But then, I've offered some things I could send but you Obama fans don't want to see that either, so why waste my time.

Do you know what in his first Executive Order was on Jan. 21, 2008? Check EO 13489 out. It puts his paper under lock and key.

And why didn't he show his school papers on Trump's offer of 5 million to his favorite charity if he would?

I'm 82 years of age. I can only remember one man state he was 83 so I presume that makes me the oldest ole coot on this board. I don't think you 'younguns' are going to enjoy your older years unless you are fellow communist with Barry.

By: Adman on 11/8/12 at 2:45

Thank you for the kind word, Adman. I have no idea why the POTUS has not released his College Transcripts to the public, if that is in fact the case.

Quite frankly, most Americans do not care about how the president performed while in school; they do care about what he can do for this nation right now.

I for one think the question of Obama's birth record has been asked and answered, and quite frankly I don't remember any other candidate ever being questioned. That is probably be cause he has a foreign sounding name. His transcripts are another thing though. It is pretty routine for those to be released. Like I said Bush, Gore and Kerry all released theirs. I don't care if he was an A student or a C student. Obama has however adamantly refused to open up those transcripts when asked, so it raises suspensions that can easily be made to go away.

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 2:50


I'm beginning to understand a lot more about what a lot of guys said to me when I was in the Navy. They said the Marines were dumber than hell because all they knew what to do was go fight. They didn't have enough brains to know what they fighting for doing and they couldn't even talk and make a good sentence. I questioned them for decades but I'm beginning to think they were right.

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 2:59


You made a comment about Romney and Ryan taking money from agents of other countries. I agree, they shouldn't have. So what about that money your man Barry received from executives from other countries? What do think about all of those communist dictators offering their support to him? Why would an American citizen accept support from the communist dictators from several foreign nations? Any idea?

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 3:10

I hate to tell you this, Adman, but don't expect anyone on this site to answer a question on Barry. They simply don't know who he is to give you an honest answer, and gratefully, they're not trying to give us a BS answer.

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 3:21

Agreed, Adman. I, for one, don't give a hoot what his grades were. But I do want to know what nation he was a citizen of... and probably still is when he went to those schools. Who, or what nation, paid his scholarship funds?

I repeat again, if he was a legitimate student, why has he spent millions to keep those papers hid?

Why did he make a statement to a group of Kenyan citizens; "I'm proud to be back home"?

Why did his wife say they had to get some medical shots to go through Africa to visit his homeland of Kenya?

By: bfra on 11/8/12 at 3:27

Been busy all day and find some interesting & informative comments on my return.

Then there is the old liar troll still trying to spread his BS, with no proof or documentation, just his senile old mind. Truth is not in the old liar, on any subject. He really needs to be in a looney house somewhere.

By: budlight on 11/8/12 at 3:33

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/8/12 at 9:41
"Moonglow, I think it still has to do with being suspicious of outsiders and they consider Republicans as "one of them." Notice that Davidson County, the county with the most transplants, always turns blue."

Hey notice that Williamson County the county with the most money, many transplants and the most brains turns red!

By: slacker on 11/8/12 at 9:45
After seeing the breakdown of who voted, I think Romney was beat from the start,..regardless of his stance on the issues.
More young people voted this time than in the last election.. Obama got em' all
Obama had the female voted locked in from the start. Nothing Romney said would change those people's vote. I think a large segment of the pop. vote for who they like, many don't even know what the issues are.
Kerry lost to Bush because most people didn't like him.

Slacker, the young people followed the crumbs of promise again. Plus, gee I didn't get to do anything (but chaos) in 4 years, so can you give me a little more time to overthrow the country.

"Romney was beat from the start ..regardless of his stance on the issues" YEP, the 47% just could not be moved. Now they are in charge.

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 3:40

Sorry, Adman. Obama's birth certificate has not been answered. It has been proven to be a fake. His SSN is shown to be issued to a man in Connecticut and his registration number to be a fake.

He was a very secretive new comer when he came to DC. No one really knew who he was. Go back and check his votes for that couple of years he was in both offices, the State and National senates. Most of them was "present".

Can you come up with an answer why he went from a few years as a Senator in the Illinois legislation, to two years in the National Senate and WHAM, here he is in the White House. Just who in the hell is he and how did that happen?

And why did the EC and Senate put him in office without knowing who he was? He has refused to identify himself all the way and the EO and Senate never insisted.

He demanded John McCain be questioned about his natural born citizen status, but he refused to answer his personal status. And the Senate didn't question him. Again, Why?

By: brrrrk on 11/8/12 at 3:44

My Reynolds Aluminum stock has blown through the roof!!!!

By: bfra on 11/8/12 at 3:45

3:40 comment - __________________________________________________-

By: bfra on 11/8/12 at 3:46

brrrrk - I need to get some of that Reynolds stock. It must have really shot up today

By: bfra on 11/8/12 at 3:48

Started reading & for a while, thought this was the board several months back. The old liar was posting the same thing then.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/8/12 at 4:02

See, people like yogi and bud won't even listen to their fellow republicans. But thanks to them, they are splitting up their party and leading the way to more democrats in office. They never learn from their mistakes - although you'd have thought this last election would be a wake up call. The GOP will eventually kick the fringe to the curb because if they don't the whole ship will sink. Boehner even recognizes this.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/8/12 at 4:04

"If there is a mandate in yesterday's results, it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on solutions to the challenges we face together as a nation," said Boehner, R-Ohio.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/8/12 at 4:05

Boehner said he told the president that the Republican majority in the House "stands ready to work" with him "to do what's best" for the country.


By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/8/12 at 4:08

At the conclusion of his statement, Boehner addressed his remarks directly to President Obama, imploring him to lead.

"Mr. President, this is your moment. We're ready to be led, not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans. We want you to lead -- not as a liberal or a conservative, but as the president of the United States of America," he said. "We want you to succeed. Let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. Let's rise above the dysfunction, and do the right thing together for our country in a bipartisan way."

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 4:16

How can I run a Republican from office if I'm nott one, B2? It looks like I'm running more to your Democrap party who don't seen to understand what the Constitution was written for and what it means. And I'm not a Democrat, either.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/8/12 at 4:18

You're confused, is what you are. But either way, you are among the group that is destroying the Republican party therefore opening the way for more Dems. BTW, I'm an Independent. I've posted that several times but your reading comprehension is non-existant.

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 4:19


You constantly accuse me of being a liar. Prove it. Don't make yourself look like a fool by making false accusations. Or is that the only way you know how to open your mouth?

By: slacker on 11/8/12 at 4:32

nazi, what shade of orange was Boehner face when he made that statement?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/8/12 at 4:32

Well, it wasn't quite UT orange......

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 4:33

Did I miss a post from you, B2? I don't remember you stating you was an independent.

You state my being confused. I beg to differ. You are one of the confused. All I've asked for all the way down the line is proof the man in our Oval Office is in there officially. But none of you admirers have offered any proof and he refuses. He even refuses to offer his identity. And you accept that man as your President? To me, that makes you a fool with the rest of those who accept him even though you don't know who he is and he refuses to prove he's in in that office legally. And do you want to know why he refuses to prove he's in there legally? Because he isn't.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/8/12 at 4:33

Yeah, so what's up with the bad fake tan look, anyway? At least he doesn't have Donald Trump hair - I will give him that.

By: slacker on 11/8/12 at 4:36

UT orange.. means a crying jag is imminent.
Raincoat necessary.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/8/12 at 4:40


By: slacker on 11/8/12 at 4:43

Please lead us.. sniff..sniff. gurgle... bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

By: Mike Burch on 11/8/12 at 5:11


If the spending cuts go into effect, that will be an indication that the federal government has been irreparably split. One solution would be for voters to vote only for Democrats until the GOP stops being the party of NO solely for the purpose of undermining a Democratic presidency.

We can "fire" obstructionists if we so choose.

By: Adman on 11/8/12 at 5:58

Compromise doesn't mean, get out of the way and let us enact our agenda. Both sides have to give some.

By: pswindle on 11/8/12 at 6:05

President Johnson said as he signed the Civil Rights Law that the dems have lost the south for decades or mayby a generation. How right he was. The white man in the south with all of thier background in religion will not accept a black man in power. That is it in a nutshell. TN started turning red in the 90's, but it will comtinue getting more red until the state is another AL or MS. Then, maybe the state will wake up and do something about it.

By: pswindle on 11/8/12 at 7:52

No president or candidate has ever released their college transcript. Presidentt Obama is the only one that has ever released his birth certificate. Get over it, President Obama is the predietn of these United States of America. Do you really want to go real deep into Romney's background?

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 10:19

Sorry, pswindle, Several candidates have released their college papers. Harry Truman didn't because he never went to college, but that piece of paper Obama "presented" as his birth certificate is a fake.

Have you seen it? Have you seen how it was computerized to compose? Data from seven separate papers? Didn't you understand some of the wording was in a different design of lettering that didn't even exist in 1961? What about the name of the hospital shown on it that didn't exist in 1961? That name was given in 1971 when the two hospitals combined back then. How about the race of his father being shown as African? The only Africans I knew of in 1961 were natives of the African continent Africa. The race of the black people was Negro. Ya wanna know more?

And why won't the doctor that supposedly delivered him take the credit to be the doctor that delivered President Obama as an "ad" to make more money. And why hasn't the hospital that didn't exist in 1961 where he claims to be born in accepted that "honor"? Good free advertisement, isn't it?

For you who have children or grand children, I have no wishful thoughts for you, you're too dumb to see what's going on, but I feel sorry for what they're going to get. You have no idea about the process Barry Soetoro has already made in his take over.

You might want to save a souvenir copy of our Constitution.

By: yogiman on 11/8/12 at 10:37

Two more points, pswindle. Johnson didn't say the dems had lost the South. He said they would get the votes from the black voters for the next two hundred years. They still had 152 to go until Barry took over.

You have racists in both races, pswindle, and Barack Obama has brought racism back into this nation on a hard run. Remember his "friendly" act when that school professor couldn't get in his house and a neighbor call the police and the Professor wouldn't identify himself? Barry's statement; because he was black. Remember when that young man was shot when he attacked that neighborhood lookout and was shot. If Barry had a son he would look just like that young black man that was shot by that white guy. He didn't notice that "white" man was a young Spanish man.