Patty the Pit Bully

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It looks like the Party of Greed is making good on its promise to serve up Congressman Patrick McHenry to be the official mouthpiece of the fright wing in Congress. Today, reporter Jim Morrill of the McClatchy Steno Pool seeks out Little Patty for some choice quotes on the likely tenure of Heath Shuler in Congress:

"He is in an extreme minority within the Democratic caucus, and he'll be facing enormous pressure to vote the party line," says Rep. Patrick McHenry, a Cherryville Republican from the neighboring 10th District. "If he votes the Pelosi liberal line, he'll be a one-term wonder."

Fellow Blue Dog Rep. Mike McIntyre, a Lumberton Democrat, doesn't expect problems. "To (Pelosi's) credit, she has recognized the fact she would not be speaker except for moderate to conservative Democrats," he says. "She has reached out to me and other Blue Dogs."

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"If he toes the party line in any way, shape or form," McHenry says, "he'll spend about as much time in the U.S. Congress as he did in the NFL."

Jim Morrill does a pretty good job every now and then, but this story was scripted to fit Party of Greed talking points down the line. Mean old liberals hate god and Christianity, blah, blah, blah. Too bad Morrill hasn't been able to spend equal time investigating whether an in-the-closet gay man could get re-elected to Congress in a so-called Republican "family values" district.

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I have been hearing that the newspapers

are a dying breed anyway. They don't listen to the people and are instead still trying to dictate the line of the party that lost. They just don't get it.....toooo bad.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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"and the first thing I thought was "Oh, how appropriate - There's McHenry behind a little boy while flanked by men who wear makeup!"*ST

Hi Little Boy! I am your Congressman O'Ronald MacDonald's* CMH

Gosh Mr Congressman! Thank you for the Green Lolly Pops. * LB

No problem little boy. Now stand in front of me while the nice man takes our picture together. Move closer little boy. That's better and now smile while you enjoy it....Ah...I mean the man taking your picture....* CMH

Mr Congressman! Who are those strange men standing besides us?*LB

Oh! They are my personal bodyguards to keep away Wake Forest demons and snakes who don't have permission or have appointments to talk to me about those evil Democrats who ride goats at midnight in Satan Church. Don't pay attention to them because of their looks and their cute little dresses.* CMH

Gosh Mr Congressman! You are such a brave man, but must you keep bumping me while the picture is being taken.*LB

You in the middle behind the little boy! Put your hands up and don't move. Drop the Lolly Pops first and freeze. You college boys in the dresses, put them down and keep your hands in the air. Little Boy, step slowly toward me and don't look back at the shaking man behind you.*Voice

WTF! Who are you? I am Republican Congressman McHenry!*CMH

Yeah and I am Republican Congressman Foley too! Now keep your hands up and let Mr Johnson rest prevert. For the record I am DA Nifong and I am arresting you for child abuse and campus soliction of KKK transgender members. And don't tell me it is a Democrat plot to set you up Pervert!* DA Nifong

Now, now....we dont know McHenry is gay

We do know he is a complete fucking moron, though.

I have until Monday, right A?


Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

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My wife gave me a W: The Moron bumper sticker for Christmas. But you're right, the real morons are the R's in Congress who stand in line to kiss his ass ring.

With the start of the new year, it's time to begin cranking up on all the NC Greeders in Congress, but especially Patty McHenry. He's well on his way to being a laughingstock, a parody of a real person, and with a little nudging, we can push him over the line pretty easily.

SD, are you coming to Chapel Hill today?

pleaaaaaasssseeeee.....

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

I would love to Momo

but I'm just not going to be able to make it. I'm still coughing and sniffling and wasn't able to make arrangements for the girls. Don't worry. I'll make my way to Moore Co and we'll go to lunch some time soon.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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I hope so too A

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No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

A Tough Year for Democrats

Check out this assertion by Jim Morrill that comes late in the article... "It's unclear whether Taylor will run again in 2008, which could be a tough year for Democrats."

To me that sounds like wishful thinking on Morrill's part. He offers zero argument to back up that assertion. He just puts it out there as though it were common knowledge, an assumption by most people who are "in the know."

Frankly, most of the pundits are suggesting that the drubbing the Republicans took in the last election turned on the failure of the war in Iraq. To most of those "in the know" the albatross of the war will weigh even more heavily on the Republican Party in '08 than it does today.

So what is the engine causing Morrill to suggest that "it could be a tough year for Democrats?"

Perhaps between now and the next election Iraq will fall in love with an occupying power and 3,000+ American soldiers will come back from the grave. If that should happen then Mr. Morrill is right, "it could be a tough year for Democrats."

I'm 56 years old. I moved to North Carolina five years ago. The previous twenty-five years I spent as a resident of Chicago's north shore and before that Wisconsin, Utah and California. I live in Moore County. My Congressman is Howard Coble, my State Sen

It's a Party of Greed talking point

Good catch, George. I've seen this line bantered about in all manner of news stories lately, which means we're watching the emergence of a Party of Greed talking point as it winds its way through the psyche of reporters in the mainstream media.

It's unclear whether Taylor will run again in 2008, which could be a tough year for rubber trees.

It's unclear whether Taylor will run again in 2008, which could be a tough year for gum surgery.

It's unclear whether Taylor will run again in 2008, which could be a tough year for gay Congressmen.

It's unclear whether Taylor will run again in 2008, which could be a tough year for the US automotive industry.

It's unclear whether Taylor will run again in 2008, which could be a tough year for the Asphalt King.

It's unclear whether Taylor will run again? Bullshit. Charles Taylor is already a rotting carcass on the trash heap of American (and Russian) history. He'll be lucky if he's still alive in two years.

Morrill is doing his best to hide the fact that

he's a smart guy. I like Jim. Why don't we email him and find out why he didn't clarify this.

Presidential elections are traditionally tougher for Democrats in North Carolina, so that might be what he meant. All those rabid wingnuts come out to back their moron of choice. It's up to us to make sure that history doesn't repeat itself and NC goes blue all the way in '08.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I like him too.

Definitely the best among the McClatchy boys for balance. I wrote him and sent him the link and he responded with a cheery thanks.

Every time I've ever asked a reporter why they did this or that, it always comes down to time. Papers are increasingly short staffed and the best reporters always have more to do than they possibly can.

The 2006 elections up-ended a lot of conventional wisdom, and I'm betting 2008 will be even more discombobulating for pundits. As George says, Bush's war will continue to be a nightmare and the Party of Greed will simply not be able to run away from it.

Mc, no hammer

McHenry is a yappy lap dog without a lap now that DeLay is gone and Dems are in. All that remains is the yap.

tough for who?

a wack job like brownback matched with someone like fred smith will excite the base, but will turn off every moderate in the state, which will help us, except for in wierd crazy wacko areas like johnston county.

someone like mccain or guliani might make it harder in places like NC-08 or in Cary, but will make NC-11 easier to hold. Base wont show up for someone like McCain, but the moderates vote more Republican.

Will be interesting.

Back on subject, calling McHenry the spawn of Satan is an insult to the Devil.

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i know i know

Couldnt resist. Hey, your neighbors keep electing Fred Smith, so I feel like its fair.

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