Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Randi Rhodes Newsletter for Wednesday May 19th 2010

Establishment candidates go down in flames in Pennsylvania and Kentucky ; Arlen Specter loses and Rand Paul wins. And in what could be viewed as a victory for progressives and labor, Sen. Blanche Lincoln has been forced into a June 8 runoff in Arkansas .
In the PA race that actually pitted a Democrat and against a Republican, and was considered a bellwether for the November midterms, Dem. Mark Critz wins easily, keeping John Murtha’s district blue despite it voting for McCain in 2008.Republican Rep. Mark Souder of Indiana ’s affair with a staffer ( resignation video) is just the latest in a long list of scandals involving the 1994 “Contract for America ” class of Republicans. And in a bitter twist of irony, Souder is seen here being “interviewed” by his mistress/staffer on abstinence-only education.
A scandal of a different stripe has emerged for Democrat Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut . While the conventional wisdom is that Blumenthal will survive the fallout over misleading people into believing that he fought in Vietnam, the question is should he?>>> MORE
Unbelievable!An Alabama teacher has been investigated by the Secret Service after using the hypothetical shooting of President Obama to "teach" geometry.
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