Heidi Heitkamp Won A Race To The Bottom

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After winning an upset victory over Republican Rick Berg, liberal Senate-elect Heidi Heitkamp and her supporters are gloating, and the state’s media seems to be buying in.

But cutting through that dense cloud of smug self-congratulation is a simple fact: Heidi Heitkamp didn’t win by convincing voters to support so much as she won by convincing people not to vote for Rick Berg. I wrote back during the campaign that Heitkmap’s strategy boiled down to making people forget the issues and hate Rick Berg, and judging by the voting numbers she was more successful in doing that than convincing voters to support her.

Heidi Heitkamp got fewer votes than every other winner in a partisan race on the ballot. She even got fewer votes – more than 4,000 fewer – than Public Service Commissioner-elect Randy Christmann, who had the second-lowest total number of votes among victors (though he still won by a strong 11-point margin).

No offense to Christmann or the PSC – he’s a fine candidate elected to an important office – but shouldn’t the next Senator representing the state of North Dakota in Washington DC have gotten more votes than a Public Service Commission candidate?

You’d think. But again, this was a race to the bottom.

Heitkamp got roughly 27,000 fewer votes in North Dakota than Mitt Romney. She got roughly 15,000 fewer votes than Representative-elect Kevin Cramer. She got 19,000 fewer votes than Governor Jack Dalrymple. Even State Auditor Bob Peterson, who won a race few voters paid much attention to, got roughly 18,000 more votes than Heitkamp.

What Heitkamp won on election day wasn’t a mandate. She won an ugly, vicious campaign that wasn’t about inspiring support for her so much as it was about demonizing her opponent.

The silver lining in that for Demcorats is that Heitkamp will now have six years to help North Dakotans forget that.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • azuleau

    Berg also got fewer votes than Christmann, Romney, Cramer, Dalrymple, and Peterson, fyi.

    It is truly is atrocious that Democrats ran attack ads, because it’s not like the state was also inundated with attack ads on Heitkamp.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Berg also got fewer votes than Christmann, Romney, Cramer, Dalrymple, and Peterson, fyi.

      Well I certainly hope that would be the case. Otherwise Berg would have won, wouldn’t he?

      It is truly is atrocious that Democrats ran attack ads, because it’s not like the state was also inundated with attack ads on Heitkamp.

      Let’s not pretend like there wasn’t a marked difference in the tone of those ads. Berg’s “attack ads” were about Heidi Heitkamp supporting Obamacare. And Obama. And Harry Reid. All things that are true, and centered on policy. Fair game.

      Heitkamp’s ads were very personal. Berg’s rich. He’s a slum lord. He doesn’t like women.

      That’s the difference.

      • azuleau

        I bring up the vote totals because if Heitkamp’s victory was someone diminished in comparison to what others in the state received, certainly Berg’s numbers should likewise be equally tarnishing considering how almost every factor in the election should have favored him.

        And please, if Berg had won by a few thousand votes instead and Democrats argued that Berg won by saying Heitkamp was an Obama surrogate planning to shut down the Minot and Grand Forks bases, you’d laugh in their face.

      • borborygmi

        They were out right lies. Do you really thing she was going to shut down fracking and close air bases? You have spun so long you no longer recogize the truth.

        • 308T

          I believe the adds pointed out that Heidis donors are anti-military & they wanted to shut down the AFB. When someone gives you a boat load of $ they’re going to expect you to scratch their agendas back…connect the dots

          • $8194357

            And Ried doesn’t really care how she votes either..
            Money his slush fund gave to charector asassinate Berg was a
            “no strings attatched” gift, huh…
            Right “wink”..

          • borborygmi

            do you really think she would shut down the AFB. or shut down Fracking. Really. The couple of Generals that said the ads are bs don’t mean anything? Anyone want to lay down money she never even suggests we should close a ND Base.

          • 308T

            No I don’t think she’ll shut down the base but I’m sure she’ll do some dirty work for them. Now when it comes to fracking I do believe she won’t have a problem putting the screws to that. If she doesn’t really believe in cutting nukes & stepping on frackings throat then she shouldn’t take large amounts of cash from people who do. Like I said, they’re gonna want some return on investment.

          • borborygmi

            no they aren’t

          • 308T

            You bet, they just donated buckets of cash to her because they think she has a pretty smile. Try being honest with yourself sometimes.

      • dakotacyr

        Gees, you gotta be kidding, did you even see the Karl Rove ads, really? Go home and lick your wounds. You lost, your party lost and it was a big one.

  • Ben

    Reminds me of something Megan Kelly recently said, “Is this just math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?”

    • Mike Quinn

      Karl Rove is a god to these assholes. Does that tell you anything? Rush Limbaugh it the guy they want their daughters to marry. Does that tell you anything. They worship money and Satan. With women like Sara Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and Ann Coulter they are hopeless.

      • two_amber_lamps

        Worshiping at the altar of leftists idiocy again I see Krushednutz? Please, check yourself back in to the institution you escaped from and get back on the crazy pills…. you’ll be less a danger to yourself and society at large.

        • $8194357

          He’s one macho conservitive slayer, huh…
          Hitler youth would have loved this guy..

          • Mike Quinn

            Cowards hiding behind fake names get no respect

          • $8194357

            Ya…
            We heard that already…
            Millie…..

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Must be why you get no respect, because you used so many of them!
            What were you afraid of when you were using your fake names, Emil?

          • Mike Quinn

            I was following the convention of this blog. Then it occurred to me that there is no reason not to put your real name unless you have no conviction of your beliefs. If you don’t have the courage to own you ideas then your ideas are not worth owning. The gutless cowards like yourself are afraid of something, I don’t know what. A few dingers have made physical threats against me, but I know a dinger that writes under a false name is not likely to have the courage to come out of the dark. Give me one good reason you and the others will not own your words? Like I say I write from a position of strength, you guys are ashamed of what you write.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            I’m thinking of writing a paper on aberrant psychology. Can you tell me, from first hand experience, why is it that the guys who use the most fake names are the most upset when someone else uses a fake name?

            BTW, I own my words, mouth breather. I adopted a Nom de Cyber so that my words would stand out and be attributed only to me. Thousands of posts, tens of thousands of comments, and I stand behind every single one of them. What about you, “Emil”? You stand behind every single one of your comments, “Albert”? You got a real funny way of showing it!

            Where ever I comment, anywhere on the web, people know it’s me, and I stand behind what I say. Whereas a weak minded fool, who writes nonsense and insults under dozens of names, now comes out with one name and wants everyone to pretend that he’s not the biggest liar and dimwit around? That takes some credibility that you frankly have not earned yet, Krushednutz. Deal with it.

          • $8194357

            Sssmmaaacckkk

          • two_amber_lamps

            LOL!!! Don’t crush em up too much Proof…. he’s liable to crawl back into his hole and we’ll have to go back to beating down wee willy tax cheat or the greekling sodomite.

          • Onslaught1066

            I believe his problems stem from the fact that his second grade boys room had no doors on the stalls and he would hold his poop til he could get home… I guess that’s what makes him so anal-retentive to this day.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Mouth breather? Immitating me again, Poofy?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            ” Immitating (sic) me again…”

            Your projection, as well as your delusions of adequacy, are once again duly noted.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            “I write from a position of strength” Yeah, well, smell ain’t everything!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            10X

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            S M A C K ! ! !

          • $8194357
      • jl

        You agin, Emily?

  • Mike Quinn

    Rob, it just isn’t working. You get up every day and spread your filth. The election proved it is not selling. Your brand is worthless, you were caught so many times on the wrong side of everything. Why not do something good with your life. Heidi fought hard to bring hope back to the sea of right wing stupidity in North Dakota. Mitt had the decency to concede in grace, why do you rats want to start a whole new cycle of lies and hate, why not fight to go forward. The rich will survive without you lying for them. Take some pride in yourself, get some testicles, gets some integrity. Your greedy rat hero lost, you are just like Karl Rove, you just cannot come clean.

    • $8194357

      Mr. Quinn…
      Still spitting “your” venom and pounding your chest?
      Get over your bad macho self….

      • Mike Quinn

        Still hiding behind a fake name?

        • $8194357

          Ow that hurt..
          quit being mean.

    • Slickwilly

      And yet…you get up every morning and read his “filth”. Dumbass!!

      • Paul

        Slickwilly: AKA Willie Bonilla, the real dumbass.

      • Carl

        Try getting a job instead of sitting on a blog all day desperately seeking attention.

      • $8194357

        Self medicating his hate pains?

    • Captornado

      You must be really popular in Hazen. Or maybe not since you spend so much time behind a computer screen ranting like 12 year old. Why not get out of the house and do something to better your community. I know you are a self claimed socialist so actually contributing to your community might be against your beliefs so at least go outside and get some fresh air, play in street or something.

  • $8194357

    And she celibrated at the union labor temple…
    How independent ND oriented is that?

    • Mike Quinn

      She must be a bearded Marxist socialist community organizer. Give up. Rob proved this crap just does not work. The people of North Dakota rebelled against the lies of Fox, Rob, and Rush. Surrender and throw yourself on the mercy of the court for lying scoundrels.

      • $8194357

        Lazareth…
        Come forth from the dead and into the LIGHT…
        You walk in the darkness of false enlightenment Mike…
        Come see me some time…
        We can have a cup of joe and you can explain how
        deluded Christians are to me…

        • Mike Quinn

          Let me know where you live and I will buy the coffee

          • two_amber_lamps

            Lime… when are you going to realize NONE of us wants to meet you given your tenuous grasp of reality and predilection for spiraling off onto your psychopathic rants. Lord only knows what you’re capable of.

          • Mike Quinn

            Use your real name you chickshit

          • $8194357

            Millie….
            albert…
            dunderfinch….
            RELAX…

          • two_amber_lamps

            Use yours you bat-s%$t-psycho-escapee from the Jamestown Psychiatric Hospital…. :D :D :D

          • $8194357

            Just another democrat from the base IMO…
            Just a drunk one IMO..

          • $8194357

            Come alone… and bring a suitcase of money..
            You know nothing is free with the greedy conservitives..
            Put 90 thousand in the ice box…
            Oh wait…that was not a conservitive, huh.

  • Mike Quinn

    Randy Christmann, Jeff Delzer, and former Republican legislator Mick Grosz rigged Randy Christmann’s election to the board of West River Telecommunications. Anyone who would like the details please feel free to call me at 701-748-6111. Randy is famous for dodging debates. He has never run on any platform but guns, gays, god, and abortion. Sadly that is all it takes in District 33. Christmann has already proven his willingness to take money from the special interest. Before his fist day on the job he will have 55,000 of special interest money in his pocket. Too many people in North Dakota ignored this race. There was a clear opportunity to put an honest knowledgable man into the PSC. Instead they elected a so called rancher ( actually a farmhand on his fathers farm) to the position. Christmann has never had a real job in his life. Christmann would be broke were it not for his career as a political hack. If you don’t like what I write, just remember it is in the tradition of Rob Port and the say anything blog.

    • two_amber_lamps

      The thorazine… Lime wants the thorazine!!

      http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/news/au600insaneshock.jpg

      • Mike Quinn

        Don’t have the guts to use your real name, just like your buddy

        • $8194357

          Mike…
          You got outed.
          Relax….

        • two_amber_lamps

          Oh do calm down Lime…. or Mike Quinn, or Mike Hunt, or whatever other sock puppet personality of yours that bubbles to the surface. Your game is a pathetic one, since all your silly sobrenombres track back to the same IP address. You’ve been outed time and again, and you’re not even smart enough to change up your writing style, your backward idiot vernacular outs yourself even without technology. But tell you what, cling to your delusional personalities… hell, maybe you even believe you are who you claim to be. Who knows, we hang around long enough and we might get the chance to talk to the King of England fortuitously channeled thru the illustrious Lime Krushednutz…..

          • $8194357

            See what I mean about the ideological false moral out rage how it becomes hateful and/or violent? Every country where the socialist/communist rank and file lose/or win folks get killed..

            Millions upon millions of them..

            Islamic fundementalism ? Same Oh same Oh…
            False ideological morality breeds anger hatred and
            violence and always has..

      • $8194357

        LIME wants “revenge” just like Barry said..
        he wound these haters up tight huh..

        • Mike Quinn

          Gutless coward will not stand by what he says with his real name. Stand behind the tree and throw stones. Classic right wing coward

          • $8194357

            Goeblles would have made you a underling in a heartbeat millie..
            Lay off now…
            YOUR leftist cronys WON…

          • Onslaught1066

            Goeblles would have made her his bitch.

          • $8194357

            I used to know a guy who drank to much whiskey..
            sounded just like LIME here.

          • Onslaught1066

            Does ripple have the same effect?

            I don’t believe Lime drinks anything not provided by the democrats.

          • $8194357

            Let me think…
            socialist ripple effect?
            Could be…

          • two_amber_lamps
          • $8194357

            In the socialist paradise I grew up on it was dark port…
            Leveled the playing field for all who weren’t in office working for his reletives elected at the time..
            Same o same o in the big city socialist utopias as well huh?

          • borborygmi

            still make pagan pink?

      • Mike Quinn

        You do not have the conviction or courage to use your real name, What a chickenshit coward

        • Onslaught1066

          Lime Krushednutz, you take that back, you squealing mooch.

  • VocalYokel

    She had a head start.

  • Logan John Davis

    Sorry Mr. Blogger, but I disagree totally. Heidi won because she cares about EVERYBODY in North Dakota. She never said anything near as negative on her tv ads as Berg’s ads did, where I saw more mudslinging ads that his campaign put out. She won because she was more about the issues of our North Dakota citizens and is easily ran a better campaign because it involved a lot of grass-roots campaign. I think the ad where she was knocking the cover off the softball was one of the best I ever saw. She is a worthy victor and saying that she made people hate Rick Berg is essentially SOUR GRAPES!

    • Geoff

      No, Heidi won because she worked her ass off. Even though she wasn’t honest didn’t matter. They all believed her. Berg was lazy in this campaign and took the seat for granted. Hard work always pays off and Heidi flat out worked harder than berg. Berg played this game like he was up 10 with 20 seconds left, thusly playing not to lose rather than putting it away. Heidi didn’t win it, Berg lost it..

  • Mike Quinn

    Modern Republicans “have so much of their own collective identity
    wrapped up in the belief that they’re surrounded by free-loading,
    job-averse parasites who not only want to smoke weed and have
    recreational abortions all day long, but want hardworking white
    Christians like them to pay the tab,” Taibbi wrote. “Their
    whole belief system…is inherently insulting to everyone outside the
    tent – and you can’t win votes when you’re calling people lazy, stoned
    moochers.”

    • Onslaught1066

      In other words… The truth hurts?

      I suppose that’s why you squeal like a stuck moocher whenever I expose your impeachment.

      • Mike Quinn

        Still hiding behind a fake name because you are a coward?

        • $8194357

          Soooo macho…..

          • Mike Quinn

            Gutless rat afraid to put you real name with you lies. Gutless coward

          • $8194357

            Love ya Mike/millie…
            Now troll on hater..
            I used to know a whiskey drunk like you…
            Always lookin for a fight…

          • Onslaught1066

            Squeal like a stuck mooch.

            How’s your Obama boat?

          • Mike Quinn

            One more gutless nameless coward. My boat is sailing on a strong wind of a strong win.

          • Onslaught1066

            You don’t actually live on the Obama boat, right, Lime?

          • two_amber_lamps

            Right over the Niagara Falls of fiscal ruin…. nice boat Krushednutz. Happy landings….

          • two_amber_lamps

            That boat’s on the bottom of the James River… right next to the USS Impeached Municipal Judge… (whatever the hell that is….)

          • two_amber_lamps
          • $8194357

            Social justice political correctness fruit born from generations
            of indoctrination seeds planted…
            It is what it is…The marxist deconstruction of America..
            piece by piece…decade by decade…

        • Onslaught1066

          You mean a coward named Lime (Emily) Krushednutz?

      • Roy_Bean

        I have searched the internet for any news account of this impeachment. Could you please enlighten some of us new people on this blog? What happened?

        • Onslaught1066

          No, if Lime wanted nosy people intruding into its business it would invite you to call it.

        • Mike Quinn

          They made the whole thing up. If you call the Supreme Court of North Dakota you will find out what chickenshit liars they are

  • Yogibare

    The Democrats now own the “national problem’ of the bad economy, the deficits and the debt that they have incurred. It is now on the shoulders of Obama to bring forth solutions and get them passed in congress; he cannot say that they are not cooperating. His job is to get cooperation via proposals that are acceptable to both sides of the aisle.
    We heard some big talk today from Obama about his “Plans” which sounded just like a campaign speech. It was a lecture!
    Heidi has told us how she will “do it her way” in Washington. Hmmmm. Good luck with that when Harry Reid calls you in to his office for one of those “this is the way I do business” talks.
    Good luck to us all in the coming 2 years.

    • $8194357

      They created it and now they own it out right..
      Progressives caused it and some think they can FIX IT..

  • dfm

    Rob, you may need to go to a doctor, you seem to be suffering a case of Romnesia. Reading your post, you make it sound like HH was the only candidate out there running strong ads. I don’t have the ad buys in front of me, but I suspect GPS and Berg outspent her by at least a factor of 2.

  • Rick Olson

    I couldn’t have said it better, Rob. That was their strategy all along. To make the people hate Rick Berg. It definitely looks like she succeeded (along with the help of her pals at Majority PAC, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and other out of state special interest groups).

    Let’s see how long she’ll be an “independent” voice for North Dakota … I predict about one day. The minute she raises her right hand in the well of the U.S. Senate and says “I do” on the day she is sworn in to the United States Senate by Vice President Joe Biden, she will be hidebound to Harry Reid and do what she’s told. Hardly being an independent, if you ask me. After all, she owes Reid big time and he will have no problem coming to collect at the most expedient time.

    • borborygmi

      Rick Berg and the rest of the Conservatives dodging personal responsibility …..again…….sigh

      • $8194357

        Personal accoountability coming from you
        socialists is laughable…
        Almost…

        • borborygmi

          sure isn’t coming from conservatives. Everyone, everything else is the cause of their woes except themselves. WHat is wrong with conservatism look in the mirror.

          • $8194357

            RINO’s gurgle.
            Conservitives are in the minority..
            Your pretty good at seeing the “failure of conservites”..
            Do your self a real big favor some time..
            Turn 180 and take a hard look at the leftists and ideologies
            behind you you are the front line apoligist for..
            In the 60’s…When the moderate Dems did that..
            They jumped so far they landed way over on the other side
            of the traditional Constitutional conservitives….
            Yes gurgle…Those leftist ideological giants have been right
            behind the Democratic platform since at least the late
            50’s…early 60’s.
            They stayed fairly quite from the early 1900.s up untill FDR..
            But “now” they are roaring so loud you Dems think Barry is a rock star and not really a EO tyrant puppet for globalism..
            Go figure…Your so wise in your own understandings..
            Take a slow 180 and …Run like hell when ya get to the 360
            position of only looking right to conservitives faluts..

    • dakotacyr

      Really, Rick? And Rove’s ads weren’t about putting Heidi in bad light. The problem was that Heidi is well known in North Dakota, people have known her for years.

      She is independent and will not be tied to Reid, just like Dorgan and Conrad weren’t tied to Reid. But you go ahead and believe what you will. You will have 6 loooonnnngyears to prove your point. 6 loooooooooong years! Wheeeee!

      • Onslaught1066

        I’ll bet you “knew” her, which explains your syphilis riddled brain.

        • dakotacyr

          Yup, I know her well!

        • borborygmi

          Have some experience with that ,

          • Onslaught1066

            I’m sure you do, hence your retarded son.

      • Rick Olson

        I would say the same thing to you. Believe what you will. The proof will be in the pudding, so to speak. Her actions will speak louder than words. You guys really don’t know how the game is played out there, don’t you? I’m also not dismissing for a moment had things gone the other way and Rick Berg had won the election, I’m sure he would have followed the lead of Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader from Kentucky. That’s where the stalemate comes in the “World’s Greatest/Most Deliberative Body.” The Senate really can’t move any piece of legislation along unless there are 60 votes. That’s the amount of votes needed to cut off debate and force a vote.

        • dakotacyr

          Actually I do know how the “game” is played out there. Oh, there’s a way to move legislation and it will happen now. And for your information, there are people besides you who know the ways of Washington DC and North Dakota.

          • Rick Olson

            I have no doubt that there are and that you do. It will be great if people like John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell and all of the party leadership on both sides of the aisle in both the House and Senate finally get the message that the one-upsmanship, stalling legislation for personal and/or political reasons, and all of those shenanigans has to stop and it has to stop here and now. The results of this year’s election I believe is the people want a Congress that works. Not a Congress that continually stalls on vital issues and gets nothing done in the process.

          • Dakotacyr

            Agreed.

      • 308T

        She’s an independent? Good grief you libs lie so much you believe them yourselves.

        • $8194357

          Yup
          Thats why its called brain washing..

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            What’s the name for what you’ve got; Brain wasting?

          • $8194357

            Swim little fishy…swim..
            The great white shark comes from below…

          • Paul

            what’s the name for what you’ve got, chlamydia boy, STD.

    • NOBLINDERSONME

      Rick Olson I remember distinctly that when Heidi declared YOU said Berg would win by 20 points EASY!!! You knew liitle about Heidi and her record or her reservoir of likeability she had banked up with the electorate! You were wrong and stupid then with your prediction and you are just as wrong NOW. Why should we listen to you? She could hardly be less independent then Berg was ! Berg had a 100% voting party line !
      and for heavens sakes to hypocritically whine that Heidi won cuz she had so much outside special interestt $ coming in , when she was outspent by the Berg campaign by GOP OUT OF STATE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS!!! I can’t think of a better example of hypocricy! Had Berg got 6000 more votes would you have been OK with the winner getting tons of out of state special interest money???? LIES BRIBES DIRTY POLITICS ALL OK , BUT ONLY IF YOU WIN . RIGHT RICK?

      What stupidity and typical of the GOP sore loserism so prevalent here! Bitching and trying to prop up your argument by making a claim for Heidi’s NON- independence even though she has not served a day yet!!!!!!!

      When Heidi serves 2 years as Berg did and THEN YOU CAN PROVE SHE VOTED 100% witht the dems and Reid THEN you got something . right now you aint got sh*t!

      and for claiming you could not say it better than what port did is nothing to brag about ! Were you just blind to all the Berg shenanigans that made the voters ‘hate’ Berg purely on their own accord? You idiots said the “Goldmark’ scandal was NOT catching on with the voters , another stupid claim port made!
      Well PORT! Heidi carried the eastern part of the state and Cass County easily ( 10 pts in Cass) and THAT IS EXACTLY WHERE THE VOTERS KNEW BERG THE BEST! Could it be that you idiots were all wrong . Shocker! port never admits HE WAS WRONG! I heard of many who had personal experiences with the shoddy way they were treated by Goldmark and it RESONATED with them when Berg said he NEVER had a connection to Goldmark! How dumb are you guys!
      Also the totally false lies that Heidi will be willing to close the air bases was the last nail in your coffins of lies!!! Grand Forks county voted for Heidi !!!!!

      sore losers !

      • Roy_Bean

        She, and all the democrats, understand the words of a noted socialist:

        “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” –George Bernard Shaw

        Just what is the democrat plan when “Peter” runs out of money?

        • Onslaught1066

          Stick a knife in Paul’s back.

      • Rick Olson

        Quite frankly, sir or madame, I think you are being a sore winner. Yes, the Goldmark issue was definitely the turning point in this campaign. Heidi Heitkamp and her handlers zeroed in on that and it did resonate. Instead of sidestepping the issue, Rick Berg should have met it head on and answered those questiions directly. The Goldmark issue wound up being a real achile’s heel for Berg, and he just couldn’t recover from it.

        I would also agree that Fargo and Grand Forks have become decidedly purple. Fargo and Grand Forks, Cass County and Grand Forks County used to be GOP strongholds. Most decidedly, it certainly appears they are no longer.

        The reason I estimated that Berg would have throttled Heidi by 20 points when she first announced was based on the fact that she had not been on a statewide ballot since 2000 when she lost to John Hoeven in the governor’s race. She had more or less been out of the public eye since then.

        Also in the 2010 mid-term elections, there was a Republican tide of newcomers to Congress. Rick Berg rode that wave to defeat nine term incumbent Congressman Earl Pomeroy.

        Heidi Heitkamp chose to sit out from the 2010 U.S. Senate race when now Senator John Hoeven, then Governor Hoeven, who was also two years into his unprecedented third consecutive term as governor, announced that he was going to be seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that was being vacated by now-former Senator Byron Leslie Dorgan.

        Most media and political observers across the state thought that there really was no way that Hoeven could have lost in the Senate race, since Hoeven is so immensely popular in this state.

        Things were looking real good for the Republicans, and I’m sure Heidi didn’t want to suffer another embarrassing beatback at the hands of Hoeven. Thus, she passed on the 2010 Senate race.

        Without Heidi in the race, instead, the Democrats put up Tracy Potter, and Hoeven wound up mopping the floor with him.

        What happened in this year’s race goes to show that indeed Heidi Heitkamp’s name is still widely recognized around the state. She came across as a very likable, “the lady from down the street” neighbor type.

        Then coupled with some miscues by Rick Berg and his people right out of the starting gate, and despite all the heavy artillery that was at his disposal; he couldn’t finish the game.

        I congratulate Heidi Heitkamp on her victory. I really do. Time will tell just how independent she is going to be when she gets to Washington, D.C., but I for one am most certainly willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

        Either she’ll do well and wind up getting re-elected time and again as Conrad, Dorgan and Pomeroy did for over 25 years; or she’ll get there and miserably fail, and six years from now, a good candidate could wind up beating her — if of course she runs again — which I’m sure she will.

  • sbark

    The race to the bottom will be that she is in office, replacement to Conrad when the SHTF on Left wing economic actions over the past 75 yrs……FDR, LBJ, BJ Clionton, Obama………

    ………its gonna happen on her “watch’…….therefore she will be responsible

    dailyJobcuts.com list of producers cutting employees after the election is growing by the hour………..going galt……

    • $8194357

      They are already lobbing the “obstructionist” artillary to soften
      the masses and lemmings for the blame switch spin move….
      they work this crap to perfection..

      • Mike Quinn

        This guy has no conviction he is unwilling to give his real name. Classic chickenshit

        • $8194357

          TRUTH stings the liberal lemming hard huh, millie.

          • Mike Quinn

            Notice, I am not a gutless coward, I take responsibility for what I say, you are clearly a hopeless coward that will not own what you say

          • $8194357

            When did ya get outed lime?
            How long before you messed up and
            used your real name when spittin millie’s poison?

          • borborygmi

            Are you sure you aren’t Phil Gray in disguise. Tone it down. Why sink to their level.

          • 308T

            @ Quinn: when you use to be on Chris Bergs fb page running your disgusting mouth you knew who I was & I told you my ID on SAB. What did that change? nothing. So quit acting like you’re some tough SOB by calling the guy out to use his real name. The reason I knew who you were on here is because you use the same incompetent rhetoric as you did on Bergs fb page.

          • Mike Quinn

            The proof is in the pudding, I own what I write, you hide just like your chicken shit buddies do. There is nothing I have to prove, it is all right here. Who would respect what you write, when even you don’t. Like all chickenshit rats that side with the bully you hide in the bushes and throw rocks. Come out of the closet or stay in there with the rest of the cowards. I have challenged you cowering fools to call me and not one of you gutless cowards has had the courage. So instead you put out blatant lies. Your party and your ideas fail because they are not worth owning. You will not own them.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Wow… your “Mike” personality has really started to take root… would you call it dominant over say your Emil personality? Or how about Albert? We haven’t seen him in a while.

            Yes comrade douche bag, all the IP addresses return to you so you might as well just come clean and admit what an outright hypocrite you are. And while you’re at it Lime, please remind us why you were impeached from your “municipal judge” position….. (lol!!)

            Nobody is going to tell you their real name, your ploy is a failure. Nobody wants a late-night visit from a brick throwing crazed leftist with an obvious multiple personality disorder.

            Once again, we hope you find the solace and comfort that therapy, psychotropic and/or electroshock as case may be, can provide. We here at SAB are all pulling for you… you crazy b$%^ard you!

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            “I own what I write” …even if it is worthless! You are one of the funnier clowns to show up here, Emil. After months of dozen of sock puppets and fake names, you want to get all indignant and call people names? The word for that is “hypocrisy”. (Look it up. It probably has your picture by the definition!)

            And why would anyone in their right mind want to “call you”? Is there some magic or secret information you have, that the pretty nurse won’t let you type? You say you own what you write, then own it. Have the conversation here, unless you think it will reveal you to be more unstable, less coherent and even nuttier than the fruitcake we all take you to be?

            I challenge you, cowering fool, to just type whatever you wanted to talk to us on the phone about, unless you’re “gutless” and “don’t have the courage”. It will be much easier for us to ignore you that way! (And won’t waste my wireless minutes!) Heh.

          • 308T

            I don’t hide sh!t you fat pr!ck, my name is Jamie Brecht but I’m sure you already knew that, didn’t you lard a$$. You still mooch off people that you take out on that sh!t box of a sail boat you smelly a$$hole? Why the hell would I or anyone on here want to call you? We already know what a piece of trash you are, no point in proving it to ourselves again. Most people in Mercer county know what a lowdown scumbag you are as well.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            “I take responsibility for what I say”

            No, you don’t, you lying blowhard! I called you on your lying smears and libels over on the Saturday Linkaround, and while you continue to show up on the blog, lying through your fecal stained teeth, you haven’t had the guts to back up any of your foul mouthed accusations with so much as a single fact.

            Your bleating bluster has its limitations, Mighty Lame Quinn. Try actually arguing the facts rather than obsessing over what name someone uses, to prove that you are a witless fool.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            WOW! The second crushing defeat of the election has caused you to blow a gasket, eh old timer? Better go find your toupee, the steam pressure has probably shot it a few blocks away, based on that last rant.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Has nothing to do with the election, Tiny Sociopath. It has to do with your kindred spirit, The Mighty Lame Quinn doing drive by libels and insults and when he is challenged to back up anything he says, he wanders over to another thread and calls people names, while he lies and says he stands behind what he says. Are you sure you two weren’t separated at birth, Tiny Sociopath?

          • $8194357

            Shared leftist single brain cells think alike, huh.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Well, they do only have the one…

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            BTW, Tiny Sociopath, in case you hadn’t noticed, Mildred Periwinkle, or whatever he’s calling himself today, thinks that you are a lying, gutless coward, too, since you use a pseudonym here. In your case, though, he’s spot on.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            LOL. You are one of the guys most responsible for spreading my real name around this site. Who doesn’t know my name on this site, thanks to you? You gutless coward!

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            That’s why we call it “projection”, Retarditized. You posted a link to your own name, on this site, after you’d posted dozens upon dozens of pictures of yourself, Tiny Narcissist. You’re as bad as Emil Kaput when it comes to taking responsibility for what you post here!

            I did remind people what you’d posted in the past,but if you didn’t want people to see it, why did you post it in the first place? Are you really that mind numbingly stupid??

            And, once again, all of your projection is duly noted.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            So, as you go about contradicting yourself, I didn’t hide my identity, or who I am. You, however, remain in the shadows, hiding like a coward, shivering no doubt.

            Heh!

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            What a load, Hannitoad! You squealed like a stuck pig about what you said I did to you, when you did it to yourself. History Rewrite Fail, Tiny Sociopath.

            Your projection is, as always, duly noted.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            So in direct contradiction to what you said, I did infact put my name out there and reveal who I was. In other words, you were lying, again!!

            This in no way distracts from the fact that you still gave my name out to multiple people who had come along after.

            Hannitized +2

          • Tim

            William Bonilla…TAX CHEAT

            Stop your faux complaining, you love the attention, any attention at all.

        • sbark

          I’ve seen over the decades how Leftists think……

          http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/valerie-jarret-after-we-win-this-election-its-our-turn-payback-time-did-team-obama-just-show/question-3294603/

          she said:
          ” Everyone not with us is
          against us and they better be ready
          because we don’t forget. The ones who
          helped us will be rewarded, the ones who
          opposed us will get what they
          deserve.” ??? What exactly did you mean
          Valerie? I think I’m on the
          right track. How about when she said: “Congress won’t be
          a problem for us this time.” Is
          Valerie alluding to the fact that when
          Obama wins this election, the United
          States will have been “fundamentally
          transformed” from a Democratic Republic
          into an Obama/Jarrett Dictatorship,
          or will that be the Jarrett/Obama
          Dictatorship? Does she mean that
          “congress” won’t be a problem, because there
          will no longer be a
          congress,

          • $8194357

            Check out how Chavez did it in his second term…

          • sbark

            Just gotta remember how Calif. Prop 8 supporters, once they obtained the donars names and addresses—how they trashed their private business property………
            Leftists have no problem using violence, in fact its a genetic predisposition to them

          • $8194357

            OWSer !

          • $8194357

            How about the “union brotherhood”
            when Walker won…OWS…
            Black panthers
            Democrats KKK
            pro palistian marches
            ect..ect..ect..
            Ya the history of violence and thuggery
            sure is on the “conservitive” huh?
            Of course when several generations have been sugar fed
            poison revisionism that “conservitive” means “taliban”
            whats a guy to do?
            Bare his throat and go willingly to slaughter?

          • sbark

            ……..to slaughter……..its a matter of time until the Left “requires” confiscation of the capital of owership of private property…..and that is not long after they stop movement of property outside the borders.
            That happens shortly after they cause the USA loss of Res.Currency status and Int rates on Fed debt soar…..

          • $8194357

            I can see that scenario coming from the Soros esq.
            illuminanti banking cartel global puppet masters.

        • Onslaught1066

          You have convictions, though, don’t you?

          What were you impeached for again?

          • Mike Quinn

            You are an excellent example of the liars on this blog. You hide behind a fake name and lie. Anyone can easily prove you to be a liar. All they have to do is call the North Dakota Supreme court and verify that you made your lie up. Why would you create such a simple minded lie that is so easy to disprove? I will make you a great deal. I will give Rob Port $500 if he, you, or anyone else can verify what you claim. Rob Port can report the truth. Anyone reading this will note that it will never be mentioned and they will know what a lying vermin you are. I will personally give you $500 if you can verify your claim with the North Dakota Supreme court. Now you can never reveal who you are, because of the disgrace of your continual deceit. Anyone who sees your lie reappear will know it for what it is. They might ask them self ” When this person has so obviously been proven a liar on one thing, why would you believe anything the liar writes?” It is called credibility, you have none. None of the masked liars have any credibility.

          • guest

            You are an excellent example of a very lonely person who has to come to a blog to get attention, any attention at all.
            You loser.

          • Mike Quinn

            Guest, another fine member of the coward club.

          • guest

            Coward??? Not likely, you lonely little attention whore.

          • Onslaught1066

            Well, Lime, if that really is your name, if I’m such a liar and you can easily prove that I am…. why does my accusation cause you so much pain and anguish?

            There is an old adage that goes a little something like this:

            Truth Hurts.

            If I speak not the truth, why do you squeal like a stuck mooch every time I point out your shameful condition?

            Me thinks the lady doth protest too much, Hmmmm?

            As to your silly notion that the ND Supreme Court can vouch for you, we need only look to your lord and savior Dumb-O the first, King of the Moochers to put the lie to that assertion,

            Hidden records forged documents and willing accomplices all attest to the unreliable nature of so-called proof where liberal democrats are concerned.

            It is you that have the credibility problem, one that cannot be overcome by a simple “I give you my word”. Your word and toilet paper share the same integrity and perform the same function.

            You should simply admit the truth, or if that is too difficult a task for you, go about with a paper bag over your head to hide your shame.

            See you in the funny papers, oh impeached one.

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Winged Dick Head Avatar Guy, why not prove yourself a liar and post your made up President Obama quote again.

          • Onslaught1066

            Ask, and ye shall receive.

            “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
            Barrack Mahdi Obama – “Audacity of Hope”

            Oh! and this too, also:

            “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
            Barack Hussein Obama 7-13-2012.

            And This:

            “It’s all about the video baby”
            Barrack “The Lying Presmadent”
            Obama 9-12-2012, 9-13-2012, 9-14-2012, 9-15-2012, 9-16-2012, 9-17-2012,
            9-18-2012, 9-19-2012, 9-20-2012, 9-21-2012, 9-22-2012, 9-23-2012,
            9-24-2012, 9-25-2012, 9-26-2012, 9-27-2012, 9-28-2012, 9-29-2012,
            9-30-2012, 10-1-2012, 10-2-2012, 10-3-2012, 10-4-2012, 10-5-2012,
            10-6-2012,10-7-2012,10-8-2012,10-9-2012,10-10-2012,11-10-2012,10-12-2012,
            10-13-2012,
            10-14-2012, 10-15-2012, 10-16-2012, 10-17-2012, 10-18-2012, 10-19-2012,
            10-20-2012, 10-21-2012, 10-22-2012, 10-23-2012

            “OOPS”
            Barrack “The Lying Presmadent” Obama 10-24-2012

            Brown Nose Boob concurs:

            “Yes, presmadent Dumb-O did say That”

            Brown Nose Boob – 9-5-12

            No matter how you slice it, boob, it still comes up Peanuts

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Thank you for once again showing yourself to be the nutter liar that you truly are, Winged Dick Head Avatar Guy.

          • Onslaught1066

            And thank you for proving that there is truth to what I say by squealing like a stuck mooch when I post the words of your “Dear Leader”.

            Say did you happen to notice how smooth things are working out in New York since the One gave the word to remove all road blocks to get those poor unfortunates back to their normal mooching lives following the cleansing power of hurricane Sandy?

            And winter snow storm and hopefully more and more and more to come?

            I believe the term for it is laugh riot.

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Winged Dick Head Avatar guy, is that the same storm the fat guy praised President Obama for, over and over and over?

          • Onslaught1066

            Is that any way to talk about your mom?

            And I suppose Christie’s praise is loud enough to drown out the hue and cry of angry moochers.

            Which is a good thing that will allow politicians to ignore them til they’re dead, don’t cha’ think?

            Ah, you kind hearted libs, you crack me up.

          • willieB

            Other than the photo op in Jersey with the fat guy, what did obama do for the storm victims of Jersey?

  • $8194357

    If anyone thinks if Barry had lost the streets would have not seen riots and violence?
    Just check out Mike/millies posts here…And “they won”..

    • Mike Quinn

      The coward to ashamed to own his remarks

      • $8194357

        Get a hobby hater..

        • Mike Quinn

          Who is a hater? The person willing to use his real name and fight for the middle class or some sorrowful coward who lies and hides. Who does not have the conviction to come out of the right wing closet? We both no you just don’t have the courage to support your own ideas.

          • $8194357

            (fight for the middle class )
            Call Hiedi…
            She may have a position open for ya in DC
            with the communist class warfare thing you all on the
            left got going..
            Say didn’t marx do that first before Lenin stole it from him?

          • two_amber_lamps

            “She may have a position open for ya in DC”

            The only position (s)he would have for a wretch like Krushednutz would be “Fluff Boy”.

            Maybe municipal judge is a codeword for fluffer?

          • $8194357

            I love the outed hatred that leftist ideologies bring out in folks..
            Lies come from lucifer…
            so does hate…
            Leftist are “haters”….

          • dakotacyr

            you all are acting like a bunch of school yard children taunting each with names. Why don’t you just meet out back of the school and have it out. You’ll all feel much better and Heidi will still be the Senator from North Dakota,Ha!

          • $8194357

            cyr
            Your so smart…
            why can’t I just be like you?
            More like all of you “tolerant” enlightened
            progressive liberals?

          • dakotacyr

            Because you’re too busy quoting the Bible, talking about what a good Christian you are. Go back and read your posts, not quite the Christian you think you are. I can say I am definitely more tolerant than you.

          • $8194357

            If you say so cyr..
            Jesus told mankind how lost/decieved they were
            and was hated for it as well…Good luck with the ideological
            false morality of your daddy lucifer…
            Take care oh tolerant one..

          • dakotacyr

            There you go again, do you even believe have the stuff you write? I mean really, go back and read your posts just on this thread and then tell me you should be quoting the Bible when you don’t even follow it. You can sure quote it, but you don’t live it.

          • $8194357

            How do YOU know “how I live”?
            I give the “warnings from Scripture” for all to recieve or reject with their own “free will” and that “TRUTH” on the left is “recieved as hate”..
            Yup…
            Projection from the “indoctrinated”, huh.
            TRUTH was hate speech in Jesus day as well..No?

          • $8194357

            Watch out now earthly minded “ideolog”.

            This is some VERY “hateful truth” coming here..
            Quote
            1 John
            2:15-16 NIV

            [On Not Loving the World]

            “Do not love the world or anything in the world.
            If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.
            For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.”

            End quote
            Dang those hateful things I have been saying about
            socialism/communists
            Jihadist violence
            sexual immorality
            love of money and
            corruption
            is soooo hateful to the ears of the perishing, huh..

          • $8194357

            Why does Christ crucified and Christ risen make the Democrats so hateful cyr?
            Booing God at the DNC and all…
            Whats up with all that?
            The foolisness of the gospel sure gets the left in a mood huh?

            http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MZ5QBlcSZOc/TbRFaNt7F1I/AAAAAAAAAEs/dlN1qaOrjNc/s1600/jesus-resurrection.jpg

          • Neiman

            When we do wrong, it is very hard to be around, even close to anyone that is truly good, as our guilt will not tolerate such familiarity, lest we repent. The Democrats were the ones that started and have promoted the removal of Nature’s God from all the affairs of this nation, they have been the leading voices in our national baby holocaust of over 50 million murdered, helpless, innocent babies, they are the driving forces for Gay rights and Gay Marriage and they are the one’s leading the attacks to silence the Church, all because all that they do is evil and they cannot stand the guilt. Which means they must discredit Christ, tossing Him out of our national conversations – with all that innocent blood and all those souls they have led into hell, they must kill Christ and all faith in Him, deluding themselves in the process that they are not guilty of the evil that is drowning them as human beings.

            They decided in the ugly name of tolerance that they could use it as a means to power, making the appearances of compassion while killing innocent human beings, they are the party of the antichrist. No, I am not excusing the multitude of sins by the Republicans and others, each man must bear responsibility for their own actions, but you asked why the Democrats have a particular hatred for Christ, it is because they are the party of evil.

          • $8194357

            Still shouldn’t we look for the living amongst the
            dead and perishing?
            John 3:16 holds hope for me that the door of Grace
            is still open until His return..

          • Neiman

            Absolutely, if it were not for grace, I, a chief among sinners would be in deep trouble indeed. He will hold out His grace until the end and even among the most hard hearted, some will still find Christ.

          • $8194357

            10X Neiman
            Me as well Neiman…
            I am one of the least of His Brethren,
            redeemed “only” by the Blood thru Grace

          • $8194357

            Yes sir..
            What you said..

          • AV

            “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between
            Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or
            his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions
            only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that
            act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature
            should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
            prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of
            separation between Church and State.” — Jefferson

            The above sentiment is also what the majority of people want and agree with.

            Why is it so hard for you to accept that the govt should keep its paws off-of religion?

          • Neiman

            Please allow me to dispel your ignorant assumptions:

            1.The statement you refer to above is a single line from a single letter to the Danbury Baptists, to reassure then that despite the rumors to the contrary, upon becoming President he had no intention of establishing an Official state Church or Christian Denomination. That statement is not, or has it ever been a part of our Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. While Jefferson despised the priestly class, he was no enemy of the Chistian Faith.

            “”The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty. A student’s perusal of the
            sacred volume will make him a better citizen, a better father, a better
            husband.” – Thomas Jefferson

            2. The First Amendment are a list of prohibitions against the Congress, telling them in no uncertain terms that they are not to pass any laws against the things listed, like religious worship. It is not in any shape, manner or form to keep religious faith from influencing the government. (Note: The Congress, when liberals were in power have passed many laws violating the First Amendment.)

            3. It has nothing to do with public sentiment, it is the Bill of Rights, it is the law of the land, the government may not establish an official State Church or Christian denomination, they may not dictate private religious beliefs, but in no way can you or anyone, public sentiment notwithstanding, keep the Church out their role in influencing our Laws to conform with their most sacred beliefs.

            4. I have never said nor intimated I opposed the State staying outside of religion, but that people of faith may have a role in government. Our Founding Fathers, including Jefferson paid for and promoted the Christian Bible be taught in our public schools, they provided for Christian Chaplains and Christian prayers in all their public meetings and on most all of our national buildings and lands. They saw our liberty as resting solely on the charity of Nature’s God, the Creator, recognized as the Judeo-Christian God and made many statements making it clear that in their opinions, as we failed to honor God, our nation would cease to exist. Jefferson was among those endorsing the Christian faith, even though he was not a Christian.

            So, my dear sir or madam, whichever the case may be, or in our brave new age world it may be both; let me say that in this matter you could not be more wrong if you had deliberately chosen to be wrong.

          • AV

            Can you please explicitly point out which part, of what I posted, is wrong?

            Your jibba-jabba above does not address what I wrote.

          • Neiman

            You tried in vain t make Jefferson say a wall of separation was explicit in the Bill of Rights, I went to a lot of effort to reeducate you on the Constitution. I know you do not like being corrected and especially considering your hatred of Christ and the Church, but your false ideas remain corrected nonetheless.

          • AV

            I deliberately made no mention of the constitution, I credited the passage to Jefferson, and connected it to what is now the “sentiment of the majority.”

            And please don’t accuse me of hatred, especially as there is no way that you could know whether it is true or not.

          • Neiman

            Your intentions and Christian hatred was clear to see, case closed, I ended it with facts and you with childish bluff.

          • AV

            Perhaps, when you calm down a little, since you seem to be seething with “Christian hatred,” then you could re-read the few posts above?

          • Neiman

            I am perfectly calm, going to bed soon actually, none of the things you said have any bearing on the truth, you are a typical liberal throwing crap against the wall hoping something will stick so you will feel like a great crap thrower. Try growing up a little, what are you 11 or 12?

          • $8194357

            “have” sic
            half…
            What goes around comes around huh?
            Even us blind squirrels finds a nut once in a while cyr….
            hardy har har…

          • $8194357
          • $8194357

            Luke 24:4-7

            New International Version (NIV)

            4 While they were wondering about this,
            suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like
            lightning stood beside them.

            5 In their fright the women bowed down with their
            faces to the ground, but the men said to them,
            “Why do you look for the living among the dead?

            6 He is not here; he has risen!
            Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:

            7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners,
            be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”

            End quote:

            “delivered over to the hands of sinners”

            and you leftist devils ideologs still crucify Him daily.
            Those who are “perishing” mock those who “are being saved”.
            The “dead in sin” or the “living in Grace and Truth”?

      • Onslaught1066

        That Lime Krushednutz sure is a coward alright.

        • Mike Quinn

          You are boxed into a corner. You clearly demonstrate you are a gutless coward, and you have no way out. What credibility do you have? Like Rob Port your coin of the realm is worthless. Reality exposed Rob Port and you have exposed yourself as a person with no conviction.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Bwahahahahhahahahaaahaaa!! Dude, you’re either so f$%ktarded as to be incredible or so wacked out of your mind on psychotropic drugs as to be incoherent…

            And who said the insane weren’t any fun? Lime is worth hours of amusement!

          • $8194357

            A danger to himself or others?

          • Onslaught1066

            Truth hurts, that’s why you squeal like a stuck moocher every time.

  • borborygmi

    Rob, Rob, Rob……Just when I thought you couldn’t reach higher as a master of spin .you out do yourself. You are the master, the Bringer of BS, the Swami of Spin, the Vociferous of Vile Vindictiveness. Heidi won but she really lost? This one must of stung you badly to reach to the new depth of low.

    I envision you; lower lip pushed out in mother of all pouts, a slight tear in the corner of misty eyes, hammering away at the keys as if the pounding you are giving them will add additional truthfulness to a really sad commentary, a snapshot of a petulant lonely blogger. You put the pee in peevish. TAP< TAP< TAP HEIDI ACTUALLY LOST BECAUSE SHE WON……..I'll show her. THis will put her in her place and all those supporters, especially the so called Republican traitors that voted for her. I would weep for you as I haven't seen anything other then Karl Rove more pathetic if it wasn't so funny trying to spin this win. You should send this thread to Fox, there might be a future in it. I do believe you have just one the first layer of foil for your new hat. Heidi lost because she wins…. pathetic ROb

    • $8194357

      Baaaa..Fartbubble

    • dakotacyr

      yeah, and just wait, she has 6 years and we’ll be waiting, says Rob. Rob forgets the ads run on behalf of Berg by Karl Rove. Heidi played in the big leagues and gave the boys a thrashing and boy oh boy they don’t like some female pushing them around. She should have acted more lady like. The sour grapes on this thread are giving me much joy tonight. BWahahahhah!

  • headward

    Heitkamp saw how sucessful a fear campaign with M2 defeat. ND voters are easy to scare.

    • $8194357

      And gullible..
      the old class warfare…
      he got his where is ours..
      Sad…

    • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

      Even worse—they believed the anti-M3 nonsense. They should be studied by an anthropologist.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        So says the dinosaur. Forgive the double entendre.

        • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

          I would happily forgive it had you made one. I believe it was the word “paleontologist” that you needed for your expression of wit, but then it still wouldn’t have been a double entendre. You sat on your own joke and farted.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Hahaha! This advice, from the guy who struggles to make coherent statements.

          • Bill

            Hahahaha…says the renowned tax cheat and STD carrier..

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You have no crediblity, and spreading lies is all you can resort to, after the crushing loss.

            Being an asshole is all you’ve got left. Congrats.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Anthropologists study man. As such, Hanni is excluded. And we’ll just have to add “double entendre” to the long list of phrases Tiny Poputchik’s copied from me, or someone else, without a clue as to what they mean.

  • opinionated

    Heid Heitkamp who is a lawyer who is married to a doctor who lives about 1 mile from me on the Missouri River but amaszingly enough pays less in property tax then i do. She was complaining that Rick Berg was a rich guy…she had nothing to run on and everything to hide from. She got the EAST which is full of college kids not paying their own bills, yet.. she got the native american vote, the liberal vote, the progressive vote and a whole lot of people did not like either candidate and refused to vote. We have 6 years to run her down and then throw her out, regardless of how she does. We need to start acting like democrats

    • dakotacyr

      Take your best shot. She beat you now and she’ll beat you in six years. She had a record to run on when she was AG and TC. You just hate the fact that she beat your boy, that she played in the big leagues and took our your sure thing. I know you are in the 5 stages of grieving right now and you’ll resign yourself to having to call your neighbor SENATOR Heitkamp. ooooohhhh that sound so nice, SENATOR Heitkamp.

  • Shortcut

    I for one loooove grid-lock. It’s actually the best for working Americans because every piece of garbage legislation that comes out of congress is simply wealth redistribution. I don’t EVER wake up in the morning thinking about how much better my life would be if only congress could pass more laws. Until congress can balance the budget, they shouldn’t even be worrying about anything else. The cradle to grave coddling is what has us is this mess and more of it isn’t going to fix it.

  • sbark

    Boggles my mind that N.Dak fully rejects Pommy, Dorgan and Conrad over their votes for ObamaCare and in general voting with the radical left while wearing plaid shirts.
    ……..and now they replace Conrad with a political clone at best, and maybe a even more radical leftist who can be quoted on her brothers radio show advocating not spending medical money on a 80 yr old person……….ie the death panel concept.
    ………the public voted for free stuff or even the posibilty of it at some point

    • dakotacyr

      …..you are nuts. ………you make things up. ………you lost……..quit whining…….

      • sbark

        did you sell your vote for a net 5.00? whatever “free stuff” is handed out by Obama you have back off added health care cost now of 2500, and lower middle class income by 5000.00
        did you make 5.00 bucks on your vote….or did you get 30 peices of silver on the betrayal of the USA as a whole?

  • McRiburglar

    Doesn’t that also point out a really embarrassing fact towards Rick Berg? If Heidi got fewer votes than all of those other candidates, so did Rick Berg. Shouldn’t Rick Berg have received more votes than the PSC? Obviously. But he didn’t.

    I understand that a lot of people are not happy with the results of the election, but it’s over. Done. Heidi won. And we’re stuck with her for the next six years. Bottom line is that you can write all the negative articles you want on her, but that doesn’t change the fact that Rick Berg lost.

    Honestly reading all these articles about the “what ifs” for Berg and Romney is like having to listen to some heartbroken teen cry over their ex, over and over and over.
    “What if we had just taken things slower?” or “What if I didn’t text him as much?” Blah blah blah.

    Get over it. The election is done.

    • Onslaught1066

      Turd burglar is correct.

      and I trust that Butt Pirate will remember its admonition in two years if things don’t go her way… Right?

  • Neiman

    READERS Did anyone ever notice that Hannitized has never posted anything positive, civil or the least bit kind? Look at the reader blog comments list today and every comment by him is angry, hateful, sarcastic, mean spirited, ugly, uncivil, always on the attack and never the least bit kind or generous or considerate of the opinions of others. It must be terrible to live with such hate and anger at anyone and everyone that will not submit to his beliefs.

    I feel bad for him, his is a truly miserable life.

    • Carl

      If you were a renowned tax cheat with nothing to your name but a tax lien and STD meds, you’d be angry too!

      • Neiman

        Ah, explains a lot!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kpetz1 Kyle Petz

    You dumbass Rob, Rick Berg tried doing the same exact same thing in his campaign, promoting the same exact negativity. Every single campaign race in the US was the same old negative attack against the other candidate. Your one sided party bs is exactly why America is divided to this day. Stfu

  • Guest

    You idiot Rob, Rick Berg tried doing the same exact same thing in his campaign, promoting the same exact negativity. Every single campaign race in the US was the same old negative attack against the other candidate. Your one sided party bs is exactly why America is divided to this day. Stfu

  • ykiss

    “Heidi Heitkamp got fewer votes than every other winner in a partisan race on the ballot.” Your math interests me. 320,125 voted in our Senate race which was second to the presidential race. More North Dakotans voted for this race than all but the presidential. It was decided by 2986 votes. The smallest number you could win by would be 1/2 plus 1 or 160,063. Unless someone had as close a race as the Senate, no one would EXPECT to get less votes.

    I understand your frustration.

    I don’t understand the vitriolic language that you espouse. Why wouldn’t you try to build relationships and build our country through intelligent discourse? What we need are people with the ability to listen, communicate effectively, and partner with a wide
    range of people to find solutions.

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