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Charlie Was Right

As he predicted, Charlie Pierce tells us about Deb Fischer’s win in the GOP Senate primary in Nebraska.

The rancher got last minute support from a whacko with money who ran ads against her opponent, and the ‘priceless’ [= ‘worthless’] endorsement from the former half-term governor of Alaska. Ms Fischer won by being to the right of the Tea-Partiers and assorted other lint off the fringe of those who call themselves Republicans. The winning strategy was to let the two front-runners beat the crap out of each other until only one was still viable, and then attack the survivor.

In the general election she faces former Nebraska governor and Senator, Bob Kerrey, who calls himself a Democrat because there are only two choices. Kerrey is a millionaire, so money is not an issue for him [being the bluest of dogs, the Democrats will provide him funding], neither is anything approaching a recognizable political philosophy.

4 comments

1 Badtux { 05.17.12 at 1:02 am }

As right-wing as Kerrey is, he is at least not certifiably insane. Hopefully the people of Nebraska will vote for sanity rather than batshit crazy. On the other hand, hope and some change will get ya a cuppa coffee at the diner…

– Badtux the “WTF?!” Penguin

2 Bryan { 05.17.12 at 9:00 pm }

Yeah, but with Deb Fischer you would know the bullshit was fresh and authentic 😉

Kerrey is another member of the finance party, a banker.

3 Badtux { 05.18.12 at 1:11 am }

Kerrey is another member of the finance party, a banker.

Which describes pretty much every single member of Congress who isn’t a right-wing loon, with a few exceptions that are either retiring or being retired. Which is why WASF.

– Badtux the Waddling Penguin

4 Bryan { 05.18.12 at 2:26 pm }

My local Congresscritter isn’t smart enough to grab any cash, so he votes for the bankers without bringing home any money for the local area. He has his answers to all questions on cards which say ‘cut taxes’, ‘eliminate regulations’, ‘Dems are commies’. That’s the extent of his ‘political philosophy’. He makes the Shrubbery seem intelligent.