Nobody Should Give Money to This Crowd

By |September 30th, 2010|

Pres. Obama's "the choice" election midterm mantra isn't working out very well in one key area. Big Democratic donors have a choice and they've decided to sit out the midterms. Who's shocked by this story? Pres. Obama, Sen. Reid and Speaker Pelosi compromised on health care without a fight. They did deals in the dark [...]

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McDonalds: ‘Media reports stating we plan to drop health care coverage… completely false’

By |September 30th, 2010|

--updated below-- Steve Russell, senior vice president and chief people officer McDonald's USA, responds in a statement: "Media reports stating that we plan to drop health care coverage for our employees are completely false. These reports are purely speculative and misleading." - Politico Pulse Michelle Malkin gets suckered by the word "may" in a headline. [...]

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Tea Party Senate Leader Jim DeMint Stops Women’s Museum

By |September 30th, 2010|

cross-posted at Huffington Post This shouldn't be surprising, because Republicans were also against the Lily Ledbetter Act. But it's really remarkable in the 21st century when right-wing Senate Tea Party leader Jim DeMint puts a hold on a women's museum, because he thinks the only thing women are known for is being abortion rights advocates. [...]

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Meg’s Nannygate: Blames Brown & Gloria Allred

By |September 29th, 2010|

I am deeply worried about Nicky and her family. I believe Nicky is being manipulated by Gloria Allred for political and financial purposes during the last few weeks of a hotly contested election. This is a shameful example of the politics of personal destruction practiced by people like Jerry Brown and Gloria Allred. The charges [...]

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Village Voice: ‘White America Has Lost Its Mind’

By |September 29th, 2010|

About 12:01 on the afternoon of January 20, 2009, the white American mind began to unravel. It had been a pretty good run up to that point. The brains of white folks had been humming along cogently for near on 400 years on this continent, with little sign that any serious trouble was brewing. ... [...]

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Some Good News for Democrats But…

By |September 29th, 2010|

--updated below-- The survey also found growing energy among some core Democratic voting blocs, such as African-Americans and Hispanics-a tightening that is common as an election draws closer, according to pollsters. The GOP now holds a three-point edge, 46% to 43%, when likely voters are asked which party they would prefer to control Congress. That [...]

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Obama’s CYA 2010 Talking Points for Rolling Stone

By |September 28th, 2010|

.... The idea that we've got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible. [...] We have to get folks off the sidelines. People need to shake off this lethargy, people need to buck up. Bringing about change is hard - that's what I [...]

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VP Biden Goes Back to the ‘Whining’ Well

By |September 28th, 2010|

--bumped-- The White House plan to jazz up the base is now clear. They're going to blame the current circumstances on you, because inside the White House bubble Pres. Obama can still do no wrong. But first the plan is to say that you've got no choice, because the alternative is worse. That is so [...]

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Trumka Admits Union Got Beat By the Tea Party

By |September 28th, 2010|

We are starting to wonder whether Congressional Democrats lack the courage of their convictions, or simply lack convictions. - The New York Times It's good that V.P. Joe Biden told Lawrence O'Donnell last night that people should take the Palin-O'Donnell pack seriously, then take them on through the issues. The problem is that the Democratic [...]

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2010: Overconfidence on the Right, Nothing to Vote FOR on the Left

By |September 27th, 2010|

The survey, conducted jointly by the Tarrance Group and Lake Research Partners, shows that if the congressional elections were held today, 47 percent of likely voters would pick a Republican candidate and 43 percent would pick a Democrat. That's a five-point shift toward the GOP since the last poll, in mid-September, when both parties were [...]

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