Wednesday, November 08, 2006

How Sweet It Is!

As Mark Hyman’s commentary on the traditionally low voter turnout aired yesterday, history was being made.

As of this writing, the Democratic Party has picked up at least 28 seats in the House, and may well take the Senate, if thin leads in Virginia and Montana hold (and it looks like they will). Karl “The Architect” Rove’s house of cards collapsed—apparently hot air doesn’t make for much of a foundation to build on.

Particularly galling to Hyman must be the fact that his one-time boss and long-time Sinclair buddy Bob Ehrlich went down hard on Tuesday night.

It was particularly gratifying to see this after Ehrlich’s 11th hour dirty tricks, in which his staff circulated flyers attempting to associate him with popular Democrats in the state and imply that he was endorsed by them.

I’m sure those of you who have been following Hyman’s escapades and/or visiting this site are familiar with the sordid history of the quid pro quo relationship between Ehrlich and Sinclair. Well, now perhaps Bob and Mark can go golfing together or work on those “special projects” Hyman is supposed to be committing himself to.

It will be fascinating to see how Hyman spins the rout of Republicans on Tuesday. Perhaps this commentary was meant to set up a claim that, “Well, not that many people vote in midterms anyway, so this election doesn’t say all that important.”

Ah, I can’t wait to see what he’ll come up with. With the news of his own lame duck status, the signs suggest Hyman is going off the tracks on a crazy train (e.g., his appallingly bad commentary stating--not just implying--that Osama bin Laden would vote Democratic if he could).

It should make for some good viewing.

And that’s The Counterpoint.


At 12:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I join in your celebratory words!!!

It's not so much (in my opinion) that the Dems are all Sweetness and Light. But the Republican party is SO corrupt, selfish (tax-cuts for the very rich), and wrong-headed (three cheers for waterboarding!), that the Dems cannot help but be much better.

We are suffering from an Administration with the most incompetent president and Secretary of War that U.S. history has seen in a long while. And it sure looks as if most Americans have woken up and said "ENOUGH"!

I am relieved, too, that perhaps, the extremism of Rove, Delay, Cheney, Santorum, O'Reilly, Boortz, Limbaugh, Hyman, etc., etc., has finally being revealed (so nakedly) to most as being poison to our country that we may be headed upward toward a society that is more functional.

(I'd also love to see Senator Macacque handed a banana and a tree as retirement gifts)

At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and now dirty tricks master Bob Ehrlich and his protege Mike Steele has been exposed in front of the entire country. These delusional pathetic losers could not even concede defeat like men (Ehrlich finally did) who knows where Steele is -down by 10%- and refuses to concede. What a jerk.

At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray, and three cheers for "Democracy", snatched from the jaws of Fascism at the last possible instant! The ship of state was on the edge of the event horizon of the black hole when America woke up with a start, due in large part to the blogs like "The Counterpoint" and many others that worked courageouly and tirelessly to challenge the tidal wave of media bullshit and get the truth out.

Ted, now maybe it's time for you to take some time and write that book I suggested to you in an earlier post, about how you helped save America and a 230+ year old Democracy from a Neo-Fascist nightmare demise.

Here are a few possible titles:

(simple but to the point) - I don't believe I said that.

"Stop Point(ing) Us In The Wrong/Right Direction"
(I don't know about that one) - a little too wordy I think.

"And Your Point Was?"
(Could be) - OK, stick a fork in me, I'm done, you name it!

Just one more thought for you to ponder as "The PointLess" leaves the airwaves - Maybe they (Sinclair) understood what this monumental shift in the political landscape was going to mean to their business interests. It would be insane to continue to bite the hand (three times a day) that you must now rely on to feed you.

Thanks Ted, and keep bustin' Hyman every time he shows his ugly mug, kinda like whack-a-mole!

Mike B. in SC

At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I second the motion to have you write a book and make millions on skewering Mr. Hyman (hell, you might turn a profit).

Other titles?

"Surely you're joking, Mr. Hyman"

"The Point is to Divide"

"Pointless in Baltimore: the Rise and Fall of a Propagandist"

"Your Airwaves -- Their Propaganda.
How a right-wing network lowered the bar for uncivil broadcasting"


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