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Archive | May, 2008
BY TAYLOR MARSH via The New Yorker Let’s just call it an inconvenient church. Timing is everything, baby. Besides, let’s face it, he doesn’t need them anymore. He joined. Solidified his place in Illinois politics. Then shed it today like skin off a snake. Obama quits his church following Father Michael Pfleger’s sermon ridiculing Sen. [...]
Guest post by Scan Pretty amazing that Pat Robertson’s network has the best reporting on the Puerto Rico primary that I’ve seen thus far. But very little about this season has made sense…so whatever. Hillary is making stops in nine Puerto Rico cities on the eve of the election, by the way. Not too shabby. [...]
Guest post by Scan Results: [6:40pm] Alice Huffman’s motion to fully seat the Florida delegation has failed 15 to 12. Room breaks out in cheers and boos, followed by chants of “DENVER! DENVER! DENVER!” from many in the crowd. Wow. [6:48] Motion to seat Florida’s entire delegation with a 1/2 vote each passes unanimously. [7:00] [...]
Guest post by Scan President John Kerry on election night We all remember how close it was in 2004. It appeared that John Kerry was falling short in the vote totals in Ohio and was on the verge of conceding. However, since the exit polls suggested him doing better than the actual vote totals, the [...]
Guest post by Scan Is it lunchtime yet? DAVID BONOIR: Presents Obama’s case. Went over how Michigan got itself in this situation. Rolled out the Hillary Clinton quote that Michigan “doesn’t count”. Twice. Delegates should be split out of “simple fairness” – lots of cheers and boos. Says the idea that Obama blocked a revote [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH Still watching the live RBC meeting, which you can watch live here, but it’s time for a little mind break. Die hard supporter Lanny Davis lays it out today. The final argument for Hillary comes down to three points – with points one and two leading to the third. First, Sen. Clinton [...]
Guest post by Scan Michigan presentations are beginning. MARK BREWER, Chairman, Michigan Democratic Party: Pushes the compromise allocation of 69 delegates for Clinton and 59 for Obama. States that supporters, independent from the Obama and Edwards campaigns, organized the uncommitted vote of 40%. This assertion will hopefully be challenged. Says that since Obama’s supporters seemed [...]
Guest post by Scan Take note of Jon Ausman’s wrap-up: “Florida has been well and truly punished. We are responding to a Republican game and it needs to stop.” SENATOR BILL NELSON: Committee should seat the delegation, and do so without penalty. Almost two million FL voters showed up, and violated no rules, yet they [...]
Guest post by Scan Will we be able to retire this graphic after today? Watch the meeting live on the cable news networks and CSPAN, or online at CNN.com. Arguing the case for Clinton will be former Michigan Governor Jim Blanchard and Florida state Senator Arthenia Joyner. Former Michigan Congressman David Bonior and Florida Congressman [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH graphic by TM.com reader esand It starts tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. CNN.com will stream it live. As I told a Boston Globe reporter yesterday, the bottom line is count the votes. I simply find it impossible to comprehend that the Democratic Party is going to stand for the disenfranchisement of voters. That [...]
Guest post by Grey Get your groove on, Marshans!
Guest post by Grey Linda Chavez on “Picking Judges:” Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are graduates of Ivy League law schools, Harvard and Yale respectively, and Obama taught constitutional law for a decade. Both approach the Constitution as a “living document,” which they believe must constantly be interpreted anew depending on changing circumstances, mores, [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH Oops. “I can tell you that it [the Surge] is succeeding. I can look you in the eye and tell you it’s succeeding. We have drawn down to pre-surge levels. Basra, Mosul and now Sadr City are quiet.” — John McCain, Town Hall meeting, May 28, 2008. Congratulations John McCain. You were [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH One of the things I will do going forward until a nominee is picked is talk about the battle brewing between McCain and Obama, looking at it with an analyst’s eye, even though I’m a Democrat who will not support McCain no matter what happens. It’s a credit where credit is due [...]
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*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
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“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
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