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From the people who are bringing the Hoosier state their next U.S. Senator, Joe Donnelly (D), the Donnelly campaign released this brand new ad called "Opinions" or as I refer to it as Tea Party Dick Mourdock's (R) Craziest Hits!

This ad features all your favorite bat shit quotes from America's new favorite Tea Party darling including classics such as:

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"Pregnancy caused by rape is 'something God intended.'" -  Senate Debate, 10/23/12
"Medicare & Social Security are unconstitutional." - Tea Party Rally, 4/16/11
"…didn't take a pledge to support every job in Indiana." - Indianapolis Star, 10/19/10
Here's what The Hill has to say about the ad:

Mourdock's campaign was roiled over controversy surrounding his recent explanation for why he opposes abortion for rape victims. But the initial reason he was facing such a tough race from Donnelly involved his earlier comments opposing bipartisanship and some of the more conservative statements the Tea Party favorite had made during his primary win over Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.).

The ad seeks to tie many of them together in one spot. The two were locked in a tight race before Mourdock's comments last week, and there has been no reputable nonpartisan polling since then.  - The Hill, 10/30/12

If you're a Hoosier and you would like to see this ad on the airwaves, donate money to Donnelly's campaign today and lets keep the bat shit crazy Tea Party hits rolling until Election Day!

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  •  Moudock Must Be Defeated (7+ / 0-)

    But let's not pretend that Donnelly, who is to the right of Bayh, will be a friend to labor, minorities, or gays.  

    Yes, he will vote for Harry Reid for Majority Leader, but that's about it.  He will actively work against most Democratic interests.

    If I am wrong, please let me know.  And I plan to vote for the guy.  

  •  First rate diary. (1+ / 0-)
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    Why's nobody hopping on it ?????

    Please-please put in the Intrade data on Donnelly-Mourdock.

    Key races, they think.

    •  intrade not very important (1+ / 0-)
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      What do you want people to do?

      Intrade is a toy market. Difficult to get money on, with a high vigorish. Inefficient.

      There are almost no shares available on this race, and the price stinks.

      Nate Silver has it at 36% (on very stale polling data).

      The plural of anecdote is not data.

      by Skipbidder on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 07:42:40 PM PDT

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      •  Routinely you can get a 30% bonus (0+ / 0-)

        going with local polls and internals, vs. the Ras/Gallup tweaked GOPer bets.

        We got to lay two decent positions on Heidi Heitkamp when she went down to 10%. That was a Ras "poll" with 19% Democrats.

        Same for Obama at 54% after Denver. That's not a 30% advantage, but it's still a nice payoff.

        •  pennies (1+ / 0-)
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          For chump change.

          There simply isn't enough interest.

          It's stooping down to pick up nickels.

          There are 14 shares available in North Dakota Senate race for a "buy" position on Heidi Heitkamp. These range from $2.76 to 2.85 per share. Even if I felt that these were good prices, which they aren't, there is only a pittance to be made.

          It wouldn't come close to covering the fees.

          It's been over 48 hours since a single share was traded on this race. Not a single share. The profit expectation on a single mispriced share is pennies.

          There's no such thing as a "nice" payoff at Intrade. It's a toy market.

          If it were a real market, then it would have gone the way of actual books and exchanges in the US. Note that nowhere on their site will they assert that they are legal in the US. That's because they aren't clearly legal.

          The plural of anecdote is not data.

          by Skipbidder on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 12:52:15 PM PDT

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  •  We are getting reports in Hamilton County (2+ / 0-)
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    Vatexia, Fiona West

    the key to winning Indiana, that people are asking how to split their ticket (yes, it's such a red state and red county that people usually just push one button and they're done). That's not great new for Obama (no surprise), but it's HUGE news for Donnelly.

    Done with politics for the night? Have a nice glass of wine with Palate Press: The online wine magazine.

    by dhonig on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 06:42:17 PM PDT

  •  The gentleman in the picture with Donnelly (2+ / 0-)
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    poopdogcomedy, ParkRanger

    looks like Pete Buttigieg.  

    "Mourdock was re-elected in November 2010 against naval officer Pete Buttigieg, 62%-38%, receiving more than 1,000,000 votes.[17] During Murdoch's second term as state treasurer, it was discovered that $526 million dollars in tax revenues were placed in the wrong bank accounts. Local governments throughout the state, that should have received these funds, were forced to cut back on services, including laying off personnel. The balance has been located, but auditors are still looking into the state finances to see if additional monies were mishandled.[18][19]" Wikipedia entry excerpt.

    Pete was subsequently elected mayor of South Bend, Indiana (Notre Dame).  He was standing next to Rep. Andre Carson (on camera) when the Indiana votes were announced at the Dem Convention.

    This is someone everyone should be getting to know.
    He's as good as they get.

    •  Pete Buttigieg ...<BARF> (1+ / 0-)
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      I've lived in South Bend for most of my life, and I can see no redeeming qualities in Mayor Petey.  This guy is another Bayh:  ambition and empty suit.  He essentially bought the mayoral race and his tenure so far has been almost comical.  From his badly bungled dismissal of the city police chief to his blatant cozying up to Mitch Daniels, he is a clown.  

      On the other hand, I do like Joe Donnelly and have ever since he ran for the state senate many years ago.  Yes, he is to the right of most Dems on a lot of key issues.  Unfortunately, here in Indiana, even Dems have to be conservative to get any traction state-wide.  I early voted for Donnelly without reservation.  he has a stellar record on labor issues and supported Obamacare (we should be proud to call it that).  My brother is a Republican, and even he and my sister-in-law are appalled by Mourdock.  They summed it up best when they said "We dumped Dick Lugar for this idiot??"

      •  I am a voter for Donnelly. I am also an incomer (3+ / 0-)

        to Indiana though almost two decades ago.  My experience with Buttigieg is the opposite of what you describe though its limited but I am also a strong Obama supporter.

        I spoke with Donnelly at our Dem tent this summer and asked him about his vote to impeach Eric Holder.  He seemed uncomfortable and told me Holder did not provide the paperwork he was required to produce.  I understood things differently from what I knew of the situation.  I did not have time to discuss it with Donnelly so I don't know how he would have responded if we had discussed it further.  Personally after the Libya "inquest" Daryl Issa held and the release of names that might endanger people that work with the US there I feel even more strongly that Donnelly should never have voted yes on that Issa maneuver.

        If I think of Bayh and Donnelly they seem similar to me just from their voting record.  I think Bayh also voted for health care in the end but only after a number of changes were made.  Donnelly voted for it in the end but I remember making lots of phone calls to him and other Indiana reps at the time to ask them to do that.  It seemed touch and go at the time but we were glad they finally voted yes.  If I am not mistaken Donnelly was the last one of the conservative Dem reps to come out with a yes vote.

        I appreciate knowing that Donnelly supports labor.  I have not known one way or the other.  Mourdock seems like the absolute worst case scenario so as long as Donnelly comes through this we can make calls to him for the next two years to work with the President and I am okay with that.

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