No Wonder People Support Ron Paul

By |December 31st, 2011|

He huffed and he puffed, then Barack Obama did what he always does, he signed conservative legislation. The NDAA is now law of the land. The head of the Democratic Party believes indefinite detention for terrorism suspects and that they deserve to be locked up without trial. Oh, but not to worry, Pres. [...]

Virginia’s A.G. Cuccineli Intervenes in GOP Primary Dispute

By |December 31st, 2011|

Updated below Political tango, anyone? Maybe Newt can quit crying now. The last straw embarrassment that revealed his campaign wasn't all that is about to be fixed. Rick Perry already filed a law suit, but right now his team is scrambling trying to fix blame on why Perry bombed so badly when trying to run [...]

From Self-Proclaimed Nominee to Loser

By |December 30th, 2011|

"I can't do modern politics." - Newt Gingrich (reported by Howard Fineman) There's the video of Newt's moment, but when Mark Halperin floated the picture above on Twitter it captured to me the resignation that Mr. Gingrich knew he'd been defeated. These candidates work hard and it's a tough slog, so this is [...]

Progressive Notes: Recall over NDAA, Best Progressives of 2011, and Other Doings

By |December 30th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. The Nation's John Nichols has been writing on the Occupy Iowa Caucus efforts and had this to say about Progressive Democrats of America and other efforts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lY1gpP-GPs&feature=player_detailpage Kudos to voters in Montana. Professor Jonathan Turley highlights a recall effort announced there. Why? To force Senators Max [...]

Bachmann’s Fantastic Flameout

By |December 30th, 2011|

Romney drew the support of 23 percent of likely caucus-goers in Iowa "” identified based on interest, chance of voting and past participation "” ahead of Paul, at 21 percent. They are followed by Santorum at 15 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 14 percent, Gingrich at 13 percent and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann at [...]

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Barack Obama, the Sane Republican

By |December 30th, 2011|

The quote to end the year comes from Cenk Uygur in a piece that's worth a read. I am "uncommitted" toward Obama. I'm uncommitted from supporting a guy that has walked all over our civil liberties, that thinks tax cuts are the only answer, that gave all of the money to the bankers [...]

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Hillary and Joe, Condi vs. Joe

By |December 29th, 2011|

The rumors are flying around the internets. Robert Reich reveals the Democratic panic deep within the insiders by pushing a Hillary - Biden switch. He's just the latest. The subject of a Biden - Hillary switch makes my book, but I've yet to read anyone address the damage it would do to Pres. Obama, who [...]

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Sitting on the Sidelines with Newt

By |December 29th, 2011|

In Iowa, both Romney and Paul are each up five points among likely caucus goers from a CNN/Time/ORC poll conducted at the start of December. The new survey indicates that Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania, is at 16% support, up 11 points from the beginning of the month, with Gingrich at 14%, down from [...]

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Who is More Pro Israel?, Progressive Edition

By |December 29th, 2011|

"This is where James Baker and George H.W. Bush were, this is where Brent Scowcroft is, this is where Tom Pickering and Colin Powell are "” this is not crazy stuff, we're talking about mainstream, bipartisan positions," said Jeremy Ben Ami, the executive director of J Street, which has sought in recent years to build [...]

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Mitt Cracks a Joke

By |December 28th, 2011|

Don't look now, but Mitt Romney suddenly seems like the Iowa front-runner. ...The former Massachusetts governor has carefully tempered expectations in Iowa all year... But as a crowd of conservative opponents keep the anti-Romney vote divided, his odds of a victory in the state that humbled him four years ago have never been better. - [...]

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