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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–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. [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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. … [...]
–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 [...]
.… 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 [...]
–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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A significant majority of voters are considering voting against President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, expressing sour views of his new health care law and deep skepticism about his ability to create jobs and grow the sluggish economy, according to the latest POLITICO / George Washington University Battleground Poll. Only 38 percent of respondents [...]
cross-posted at Huffington Post It was a segment that embarrassed “60 Minutes” and proved Scott Pelley doesn’t do his homework, at least not where editing his own segment is concerned. It comes at about 4:26 in the video, Pamela Geller getting interviewed by Scott Pelley, introduced as someone who writes a “far right wing blog” [...]
The marketing of conservative women by the Right is even more boldly impressive when juxtaposed against the Democratic brand today. You’ll understand after you read Rick Pearlstein’s acerbic assessment of the new Democratic logo, which is emblematic of the 2010 malaise. It’s the manifestation of the weakness of the Democratic Party in the era of [...]
“I like talking about people who don’t have any power. And this seems to be [about] people without any power,” he said, arguing that migrant workers “don’t have any rights.” … “We invite there here and ask them to leave,” he said. – ABC News Stephen Colbert went to Congress to get attention focused on [...]
Obama’s job approval rating among independent voters stands at just 39%; 50% disapprove of the president’s job performance. Still, Obama’s rating among independent voters is higher than George W. Bush’s was in September 2006 (29% approve/57% disapprove). – Pew Poll When Republicans took out Tom Daschle they did it with John Thune. Today, Tea Party [...]
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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!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“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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