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Keyword: verrucktenfreude

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  • McCain Hurls F-Bomb at Cornyn Over Immigration Bill

    05/18/2007 3:25:09 PM PDT · by harwood · 140 replies · 7,363+ views
    Major Garrett just mentioned this on Fox News. Evidently Cornyn was angry at McCain for leaving him out of the loop. McCain responded with a profanity-laced retort.
  • Rudy Giuliani video on YouTube: "I would like to run on the Democratic line "

    03/01/2007 2:53:19 PM PST · by Kevmo · 546 replies · 9,742+ views Thanks to Nsmje Please remove thread if this has already posted.
  • Analysis: Early Bumps Trip Clinton Camp

    02/22/2007 5:47:35 PM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 18 replies · 648+ views
    abc news ^ | Feb 22, 2007 | BETH FOUHY
    A Hollywood-style brawl with the campaign of rival Barack Obama is the latest in a series of speed bumps tripping up Hillary Rodham Clinton's early presidential moves. From the Clinton team's decision to criticize and therefore publicize producer David Geffen's complaints about both Clintons to increasingly skeptical questions about Sen. Clinton's nuanced explanation of her 2002 vote authorizing the Iraq war, it became apparent even a battle-tested front-runner can fall prey to missteps. On top of that, voters were reminded of the downside of the first Clinton presidency. "Her explanation for her Iraq vote sounds like the bad old days...
  • JunkYardBlog has coined a fascinating new word to add to JYB coins new word: "Verrücktenfreude"

    07/25/2006 5:36:44 PM PDT · by auzerais · 4 replies · 461+ views
    JunkYardBlog ^ | 7/20/06 & 7/24/06 | SeeDubya
    JunkYardBlog has coined a fascinating new word to add to our lexicon. Perhaps with enough use and exposure, it might even be made an entry in the new OED. "Verrücktenfreude" There’s a word in German, “schadenfreude”, which refers to the malicious pleasure we sometimes take in the misfortunes of others. “Schade” is like “Too bad”, or “that’s a shame”, and “freude” means “joy”. I think we need a new word. “Verrückt” is German for “crazy”, “nutty”, or “psycho”. (Actually there’s supposed to be an umlaut over the u, but I can’t make that show up through Movable Type [fixed —Duty...
  • MoveOn in Forgiving Mood on Hillary's Iraq Vote

    02/12/2007 2:46:28 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies · 366+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From the moment Tom Matzzie turned up on this afternoon's Tucker Carlson, something just didn't feel right. The Washington director of, just didn't fit the Moveon mold. There was no whiff of the angry zealot about him, no sense that Tucker was one misstep away from witnessing a meltdown. Mattzie came across as one more pleasant-enough fellow with a DC organizational gig. Someone who might even have fit in an outfit as conventional and boring, say, as the 2004 John Kerry campaign. Which is precisely where, as the record reveals, Matzzie did spend the last presidential season, working...
  • Hillary: I Didn't Vote for War

    02/10/2007 12:54:12 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 88 replies · 1,997+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | February 10, 2007 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER – New York Sen. Hillary Clinton said yesterday her 2002 vote for a resolution authorizing the invasion of Iraq was "not a vote for a pre-emptive war," but instead a show of support for further United Nations weapons inspections. The Democratic Presidential front-runner, who has been criticized by hard-line anti-war groups for not apologizing for the vote, emphasized that distinction in a telephone interview from Washington. While fellow candidate John Edwards, a former senator, has apologized for his vote on the October 2002 resolution, Clinton again did not. "I will let others speak for themselves," she said. "I have...
  • (Duncan) Hunter's Promise

    02/09/2007 12:56:38 PM PST · by pissant · 152 replies · 2,009+ views
    RCP ^ | 2/2/07 | Tom Bevan
    As president, I will complete the border fence in six months."
  • Hillary Lurches Leftward: An Early Abandonment of Her Centrist Strategy

    02/07/2007 1:50:17 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 35 replies · 1,145+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7 February 2007 | Tony Blankley
    The 2008 Democratic presidential primary season has gotten off to a good start . . . for the Republicans. While political professionals of both parties see the 2008 election as very hopeful for the Democrats, there is no such thing as a lay down hand in presidential politics. Both parties start off with a minimum level of support of 45 percent. The battle will be for the remaining 10 percent of voters who are probably moderate and less attentive to the daily news. Unfolding events will, of course, be critical; and it is in this area that professionals, expecting continued...
  • GOP Views Clinton As Virtually Unbeatable

    02/07/2007 5:48:59 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 242 replies · 4,023+ views
    The Politico ^ | 2/7/2007 | Carrie Sheffield and Jim VandeHei
    What many conservatives regard as the nightmare scenario -- President Hillary Rodham Clinton -- is increasingly seen by veteran Republican politicians and strategists as a virtual inevitability. In GOP circles, the Democratic front-runner is seen as so strong, and the political climate for Republicans so hostile, that many influential voices -- including current and former lawmakers, and veterans of President Bush's campaigns -- have grown despairing. These partisans describe a political equivalent of the stages of grief, starting with denial, then resentment and ending with acceptance. For now, these Republicans say the party needs good luck, including a change of...