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Friday Ramblings with Robert

November 5, 2010
tags: 2010 House, 2011 Elections, Alan Nunnelee, Gene Taylor, Jim Hood, Mississippi Democrats, Mississippi GOP, MS-01, MS-04, MSNBC, Steven Palazzo, Travis Childers
by Robert

Mississippi Goes Red

Tuesday brought a great deal of excitement to those who had been following the two key elections in Mississippi Congressional races.  Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo delivered sound victories in knocking off two blue-dog incumbents.  The race in MS01 was not even competitive in the end which I think may have surprised a few and the race in MS04 with a 5 point spread was also not as close as many expected.  It was nice to go to bed Tuesday night knowing that Mississippi now had 3 Republican Congressman and not just the 1 we woke up with that morning.  Mississippi is finally becoming the red state that it should be.

Republican Primaries Should Be Fun

With the successful results for Republicans in Mississippi this election cycle it should only be more successful in 2011.  I have no doubt that the Republican Primaries will  provide us with our most competitive races of the next election cycle.  The electorate in Mississippi has evolved the way they have voted over the recent years and this has created the idea that winning the Republican Primary leads to a win in November, unless you do something extremely stupid in between the two.  The Democratic Party in Mississippi seems to be weak and its leaders say some idiotic things.  We all know that you can not have Jim Hood run for every office, unless he is interested in the Shawn O’Hara approach, and he is about all the Democrats have on the bench to take the field against a slew of Republicans.  They will still get their votes and Jim Hood may win again, but their chances past a Hood win are very slim at this point.

Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann = Miserable People

For those of you that didn’t catch it Tuesday, and based on their ratings you probably did miss it,  MSNBC host Chris Matthews was in fine form as a miserable SOB as he talked with Michele Bachmann (R-MN).  Matthews expression tells the story of his night as he was clearly disappointed and took out some frustration and made some smart ass remarks to Bachmann.  Wonder what happened to the tingle he used to get up his leg when covering elections back in 2008.   Keith Olbermann got a good laugh about the situation, but I’m sure he’s not laughing today as he has been suspended from MSNBC for giving money to Democrats running for office, what a shocker.  Lots of good entertainment there, too bad nobody’s watching.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2010 4:00 pm

    The news on Olbermann shouldn’t be a shock to anyone. What I don’t understand is NBC’s so-called ethics policy. You can run your mouth on the air 24/7, provide a platform to whomever you want, but the donations cross the line? Does anyone think any less of Olbermann than they did a week ago? I doubt it. Did you think Olbermann was some type of top notch journalist until the donations were revealed? Who wants to bet Alan Grayson fills in while Olbermann serves his suspension.

    The funny thing about MSNBC is I could remember watching it in high school (02-03 range) and they tried to be conservative. Michael Savage had a show, Joe Scarborough was on in primetime and still a conservative (he spent most of his time promoting a Donald Rumsfield 2008 run). Things have obviously changed.

    Hard to believe I use to enjoy it when Olbermann was on Sports Center.

    • Mike permalink
      November 5, 2010 4:14 pm

      Yeah that makes no sense I agree. Sometimes Matthews surprises me though the a non-biased approach, but it doesn’t happen often.

  2. Dontreadonme permalink
    November 5, 2010 8:03 pm

    It is always good to know what the enemy is saying and the angle for which they would attack.

  3. Capt Warren permalink
    November 7, 2010 4:40 pm

    I suspect Olberman’s sack is due to abissmal ratings. He just gave them the perfect excuse with the donations.

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