Viewpoints: A junior Palin?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 12:44am

Harold Ford, Jr.'s dip into New York senatorial waters is turning out well for incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who is distancing Ford and gaining on former governor George Pataki.

Now, we'll see how far Monday's comment about Ford by her spokesperson will take her:

"With his constant attacks on President Obama's agenda, Harold Ford Jr. sounds more like Sarah Palin and the Republican spin machine than a New York Democrat who is proud of their President," said Gillibrand spokesman Glen Caplin. "Senator Gillibrand is proud to be working with the President to pass a jobs bill that will create new opportunities for workers and health care reform that will lower costs for everyone."

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179 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 3:37

Good morning.

Here are two sites that maybe of interest.

Senate hopeful Harold Ford floored by Stephen Colbert's jokes on 'The Colbert Report'

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/02/02/2010-02-02_ford_floored_by_punch_lines.html
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http://davidmquintana.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-ford-got-gilly-in-gear-potential.html

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 3:48

I wonder how this is working in the tea party plan.

Newest GOPer Scott Brown crosses aisle to advance $15B jobs bill
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/02/23/2010-02-23_newest_goper_crosses_aisle_to_advance_15b_jobs_bill.html

Bayh says new Sen. Brown may be part of 'cure'
http://www.examiner.com/a-2487970~Bayh_says_new_Sen__Brown_may_be_part_of__cure_.html

By: Loner on 2/23/10 at 6:36

Good morning, Nashville!

I have expounded on this Ford Junior stuff before and I think everyone knows my position on this. I am a native New Yorker living in Western New York and I can tell you that Harold Junior is not even on the local radar screen. If one asks a local about Ford's ambition, the typical answer is "Harold who?".

Senator Gillibrand is not stupid, she has burnished her credentials with the most important constitiuency in New York State - the Jewish voters. She condemned the Goldstone Report, for example.

Mayor Bloomberg has bragged that the biggest Jewish city on the planet is New York City. With about 7 million Jews in the city alone, that boast is a bona fide fact.

Chuck Schumer is sitting in New York's "Jewish seat" in the US Senate, Gillibrand is serving as the fawning upstate Gentile, enamored of Israel and the Chosen People. With these pertinent facts in moind, how can a black carpetbagger with dirty family baggage possibly make any headway in the Empire State?

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 6:47

Ford is not the kind of Democrat now that he was a few years ago . He wants to posture himself as a ablue Dog Democrat and try to play both ends against the middle . I don't think he can fit into New York politics . I think he is a Joe Liberman in hiding.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 6:50

Has Nemo left town or something .? I noticed some good byes a day or so ago. I don't follow as close lately and don't comment much.

By: house_of_pain on 2/23/10 at 6:52

Nemo frequently leaves town...he's a Secret Agent Man.

By: dargent7 on 2/23/10 at 6:54

Loner: There are only 6.999 million Jews in NYC. Bernie Madoff is in jail, so he doesn't count.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 7:00

That was supposed to be a secret house. :- (

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 7:06

That's okay nemo I already knew it.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 7:07

You and Ben are spy vs. spy.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 7:08

I kind of like that Junior Palin tag.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 7:16

An archaeologist finds a mummy in Egypt. An international debate starts over how old it could be... Nobody knows, so the mummy is brought to various countries for analysis by different experts...

It is brought to the USA first, the US specialists say, it is 3.000 years old.

Then, the Japanese, precise as usually, find that it is 2.953 years old.

The Russians come with the final result: "The mummy is 2.953 years, 5 months, 2 weeks and 4 days old". Journalists curiously ask how they found this out, the Russians reply: "The mummy was taken to the KGB and he confessed under torture"

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 7:18

I want tell which is which.

http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/cartoons/pages/spy-vs-spy.shtml

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 7:57

I was in hopes of hearing about Dusty today, If Jimmy and his family is safe.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 8:00

Nemo you are the white one with the dynamite.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 8:01

Nemo what happened to dusty?

By: house_of_pain on 2/23/10 at 8:02

Maybe we'll get an update today.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 8:20

dooley:

Dusty had emergency experimental heart surgery in DC I think. That was 3 weeks ago and he has been in a coma since then. His grandson and so Jimmy has been keeping us informed.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 8:23

good morning.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 8:25

Good morning Blanket. How is your day starting out?

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 8:25

Nemo - Maybe Dusty's grandson or JimmyU will read our messages and give us an update. If so, here's praying it will be positive.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 8:26

G'mornin blanket. I think.

By: house_of_pain on 2/23/10 at 8:27

Good morning. *grumble, grumble*

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 8:27

i have a damn sinus flu. other than that, i'm okay. yeah, i hope we hear from Dusty's son or grandson. i'm worried about Dusty.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 8:33

Blanket , it must be going around . I have the same thing and have been battling ear aches and sinus congestion something terrible . Now that mine is starting to clear up my wife is coming down with it .

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 8:34

how long did it last? i started taking xycam and benadryl.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 8:34

Blanket

Sinus flu! Glad you told me. Now I will ware a mask while I post so I want get it.

Seriously you have my sympathy. I’m hurting just thinking about it.

By: house_of_pain on 2/23/10 at 8:39

If it's the same crap I had last month, it may be with you for about 4 weeks.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 8:40

It lasted about a week and a half . Im limited by what medication I can take so I have been on benedryl and tylenol .

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 8:42

Seemed to work.

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 8:46

Harold Ford, Jr is his own worst enemy - He is the one trying to play the race card and IMO it is backfiring. I like most people don't care what color his wife is, but about his political aims.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 8:52

You got that right bfra .

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 8:52

my sinuses hurt like a SOB. 8~(

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 8:54

Just grin and bear it blanket . It will get better.but until it does I know it is hell.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 8:55

You may have any infection Blanket. You need to see a doctor.

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 8:56

dooley - Here's wishing you a speedy recovery - your wife also. Like most ailments in this category, they usually just have to run their coarse.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 8:59

Nemo, the doc is going to tell me to keep doing what i'm doing and just rest. i can keep my $50 and just use OTC stuff.

By: dargent7 on 2/23/10 at 9:00

Sinus infections, flu, ear aches, congestion....and I'm just stuck here with that pesky 4 hour erection from taking too many Viagra's.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 9:00

thanks, dooley. 8~)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 9:00

lol, dargent! i wonder if anyone has actually gone to the ER for that....

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 9:01

Ford, Jr's talks and attitude is like saying, I couln't fool the people in TN but I can in NY. I think he is in for a rude awakening!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:02

He can give you antibiotic. If you have any at home or a friend has any you might want to take them. It is just a thought. You know what is best for yourself.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 9:03

Thanks bfra
I did see my doctor but she said I did not have any infection just inflamed tissues so maybe blanket will be as lucky.

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 9:03

Blanket - Where do you find a doctor for $50?

By: slacker on 2/23/10 at 9:04

nazi, if you have a fever, you might need antibiotic.

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 9:04

sure everyone knows - that should have been couldn't - just saying!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:06

dargent has new recording on TMI. I must think of something Palin.

http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2009/04/obama-cartoon-415x662.jpg

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 9:06

Blanket I don't know if anyone has gone for that or not but I went to the ER when I couldn't get one.

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 9:08

Nemo - Read your post "early" this AM and couldn't help but recall a post not to far back about "what people are up at that early hour". But then considered the source! (G)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:10

I hear at the House of Quackery that you can meds cheap. Wink wink house.