I THOUGHT IT WAS YR JOB  1:53 pm February 15, 2010

More Professional Coordination At Democrat HQ!

by Jim Newell

Being serious about deficitsYes he is a terrible monster, but really? Seriously? Seriously is this actually literal? “Bayh made the decision not to run on Friday, telling a small group of senior staff, but he did not tell President Obama or Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid until today. His aides say he had been struggling with the decision for months, but Democrats in the Senate seemed to have no clue. Many said his decision caught them completely by surprise.” Aww.

Gee golly, he sure surprised them, just like Martha Coakley did when she became the worst candidate in history. The filing deadline for a Democratic primary in Indiana is tomorrow. Do you want to run, dear reader? The DNC and/or DSCC will be shocked! Who coulda known!

Wasn’t David Plouffe supposed to start telling these professional decent-Senate-candidate-choosers, as in that’s their only job, how to not lose the various Democratic majorities? Here’s a start: Assholes like Evan Bayh will probably do asshole things and ruin everything. Monitor them!

[ABC News]

 

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{ 45 comments }

rottenart February 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Aaaaargh, I say. AAAARRRRGGGHHH!

RobPetrified February 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I have to wonder, since he stood a good chance of being re elected to one of the cushiest jobs in the world:
Are there incriminating emails or photos about to surface?
Or does he REALLY want to “spend motre time with his family?”
Would you?

Larry McAwful February 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Maybe Evan Bayh could join the Obama cabinet. He could be Secretary of Getting Everyone’s Coffee Orders Right.

Extemporanus February 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Three words, one name, sure thing:

John. Cougar. Mellencamp.

“Vote for Johnny Cougar: He was born in a small town. Just like you. “

progressiveinga February 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm

My Grandmother wasn’t very educated, but she used to say, “If you lay down with Blue Dogs you’ll get up with blue fleas”.

assistant/atlas February 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm

[re=512934]Larry McAwful[/re]: Or preferably, Secretary of STFU.

The Huffington Pogue February 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I’m all for Ft. Wayne’s favorite son: Big Lurch.

Extemporanus February 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm

[re=512937]progressiveinga[/re]: Keep fukkin that mangy dog, grandma!

Larry McAwful February 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm

[re=512939]assistant/atlas[/re]: I’d love to take a birch branch and beat the hell out of Mr. Bayh. The irony would be so satisfying.

rambone February 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Evan Bayh is the most effective Democratic Senator, ever! Too bad he’s working for the Repubs.

SayItWithWookies February 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I’m sure there’s a corporation in Indiana willing to step up and continue Bayh’s legacy of doing little to nothing.

Monsieur Grumpe February 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

[re=512936]Extemporanus[/re]:
Don’t you have any comedians to run for office? They seem to make pretty good politicians.

Carrie_Okie February 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

[re=512933]RobPetrified[/re]: http://bit.ly/b40cuu just saying…

Lascauxcaveman February 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

[re=512936]Extemporanus[/re]: That would be awesome, since the guy’s an actual libtard and rich enough to say ‘meh’ to the agribusiness and insurance lobby bribes. But I’m guessing Johnny Mellenhead probably avoids Indiana as much as possible; for all the usual reasons.

Larry McAwful February 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm

[re=512949]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: David Letterman’s from Indiana. So’s Kurt Vonnegut, but he’s dead. But Letterman’s still alive, so there’s that.

TGY February 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm

[re=512949]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Comedians in Indiana? You ask for much.

El Pinche February 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm

And Tim Kaine probably still doesn’t know at this point.

Autoo February 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

[re=512952]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Nope, Johnny Cougar still lives there in Indiana and is still politically outspoken, so he’d be a good, popular candidate.

If he ran, of course, the Dems would screw it up by selecting “American Fool” or “Weakest Moments” as the campaign song, rather than “Small Town.”

JMP February 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

[re=512957]Larry McAwful[/re]: And, as I said in the thread below, Dave’s already shown more balls in taking on Republican douches than any Democratic Senator who doesn’t also have history in late night TV.

FMA February 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

“…Democrats in the Senate seemed to have no clue.”
Well, yeah. We kind of knew that.

Mad Brahms February 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

[re=512957]Larry McAwful[/re]: A dead Vonnegut would still be ten times the senator of a living Bayh, sadly.

But seriously, watch the dems pick the most awkward middle-of-the-road candidate they can find, and then have them painted as a radical Maoist and defeated by some glorified tea partier with hot daughters in swimsuits. There is precedent!

RoscoePColtraine February 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Sometimes I can’t decide whether I want a Fuzzy Navel or a Sex On The Beach, (splash of cranberry juice, or NOT!), so I sort of relate to the difficulty he faced reaching a decision on whether to remain in the senate. Would have been nice, though, if he could have telegraphed his indecision to the party.

ifthethunderdontgetya" February 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Evan Bayh is the David Broder of Senatoring.

(I suppose some at WaPoop might think’s that is a compliment, but it snot.)
~

imissopus February 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Fox News announces Bayh hired as political analyst in 3…2…1…

Buzz Feedback February 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Run Larry Joe Bird on the Overachieving White Guy Ticket

eclecticbrotha February 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Really not as bad as initially thought, since its too close to the filing deadline to find a replacement the party can pick one.

I mean, FUCK YOU EVAN BAYH ARGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

gjdodger February 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm

[re=512941]The Huffington Pogue[/re]: Is Mad Ant available?

Autoo February 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

[re=512952]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Speaking of which, you up for a jam session tonight?

One Yield Regular February 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Happy Presidents’ Day!

rottenart February 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm

[re=512933]RobPetrified[/re]: I bet it’s nothing more nefarious then our good friends and neighbors, Wellpoint and Aetna, politely informing him that his work in the Senate was done and he could now just go home. It’s just common courtesy among friends and neighbors. And wives on the board.

weejee February 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Somewhere lost in the Swampland, Tumlty says filing deadline (oh so dead) is Friday. Leave it to those Repubtard Hoosiers to put filing Friday on the same day as Turkmenistan’s National Flag Day. How can the Demodunces ever dig-up a candidate in the midst of the high holidays?

Dig-up! That’s it! Get out the shovel and they can run Orville Redenbacher!

Extemporanus February 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm

[re=512949]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Hoosier comedians? Hmm…Well, Red Skelton died almost a decade ago, and Dave Letterman likes to rape underage fucking retards with his mouth.

In other words, either one of ‘em would have a pretty good shot at winning Bayh’s seat.

[re=512952]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: [re=512962]Autoo[/re]: To the muted strains of “Jack and Diane”:

“As the son of an uneducated dirt farmer, Johnny Cougar knows what it’s like to grow up dirt poor in the muddy shadow of ‘Two Americas’. No one else but the son of a dirt farmer like Johnny has the Real American tools needed to bring the above ground and below ground together as our God’s zombie Son has directed. And the only dirt you’ll find on him is the fertile, black, Indiana top soil variety in which his roots have always been planted.

Hoosier daddy, Indiana? Johnny is, that’s who! Vote for him today.”

rottenart February 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

You guys!!! It turns out the story has a happy ending! This is definitely NOT good news for John McCain.

Thank god for The Great Orange Satan’s ability to cut through the spin and get to the heart of the over-optimistic progressive left.

JMP February 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

[re=512962]Autoo[/re]: I don’t know; Mellencamp “ain’t got nothin’ against the big town”, and no matter how much he loves the small town the bitters might go against him for not hatin’ on the edumacated city slickers and the coloreds.

They should go with Pink Houses, since as both Reagan and McCain showed conservatives don’t recognize the sarcasm; or the copyright infringement.

Rosie Scenario February 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Back in the 1970s or therebouts I had a crush on Birch Bayh. He was “cute” and had substance from what I could tell. Evan, no way.

Extemporanus February 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm

[re=512980]JMP[/re]: Indiana’s pink houses are so fucking gay, they don’t even have front doors.

slappypaddy February 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm

[re=512979]rottenart[/re]: how cunning! oh those slick demos, seeming so clueless as they stagger from defeat to defeat, playing a game so deep 90 percent of them don’t see it. it’s an iceberg game! titanic in its repercussions!

Neilist February 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

As the battered, riddled hull of the battlecruiser “HMS LIE-Brual Democrats” slips beneath the waves, the sleek grey hull of the victorious battleship “GOP Cheney” (affectionately known as “All Big Gun”) turns southward, resuming its hunt for more vulnerable, unarmored “Red Dog” merchantmen . . .:::Whoops::: . . . “merchantpersons.”

Years later, political historians all agreed that, in regard to the one-term “Presidency” of Barak “Jimmy Carter As Man-Tan” Obama . . . this “was their worsest hour.”

FLANK SPEED! MAN THE GUNS!

jon c February 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I have five candidates. Jermaine. Tito. Jackie. Marlon. Zombie Michael. Can you feel it? CAN YOU FEEL IT!!!!

Lascauxcaveman February 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

[re=512972]Autoo[/re]: Y’know, you could just call, I have a phone (or did Verizon cut you off again?) But sure, family’s down Tacoma way tonight, so either my place around 9:30 be good (better for me, so i don’t need to lug my amp) or 10ish if you mean at the studio. You could email me, too, if no phone.

arewethereyet February 15, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Yo Evan, tell you what. Being that i have a lot of time on my hands, being unemployed and all. howsabout i spend some time with your family and you get your ass back to work.

EdFlinstone February 15, 2010 at 3:47 pm

[re=512984]Neilist[/re]: I thought the GOP Cheney shot the GOP ship next to it.

Long Form Def Certificate February 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Lizard People need(s) to pull an Harold Ford & relocate to Indiana.

Neilist February 15, 2010 at 6:09 pm

[re=513022]EdFlinstone[/re]: No, no, the GOP Cheney torpedoed the Lesbian PT boat that was “docked” into his daughter’s “slip.”

Or something.

MIX THAT METAPHOR!

USA!USA!USA!

(Oh, sorry. I thought the “Alabama Faculty Trap Shooting Event” had started.)

swamijoe February 16, 2010 at 1:27 am

[re=512948]SayItWithWookies[/re]: yep, the name of Bayhby’s next emploter is Wellpoint/ Anthem…they’ve been sponsoring, er, financing the Bayh family college fund for years to the tune of several million $$$ (Ivy League schools ain’t cheap doncha know?!) I’m sure Senator GoodHair has already inked the deal to become the next Wellpoint spokesmodel since he did just a fine fucking job of obstructing health care reform…fuck him and good riddance from a Hoosier who hates this empty-headed douchebag! (ask me how I realy feel?! :) also

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