Bachmann Takes Ames

By |August 13th, 2011|

Bachmann gets her night in Iowa. It doesn't matter that some testosterone dripping, wind weary macho maned man thinks he's more important than anyone else. Yeah, lovely message. Can't wait to have that guy in the White House and on the TV every day. Didn't we just do that? So, this is Bachmann's night. ...and [...]

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Rick Perry: ‘I’m running for president and `full well believe I’m going to win’

By |August 13th, 2011|

**UPDATED** Perry's announcement came during a conference call, which (of course) was then blasted across Twitter by the AP's Beth Fouhy. Here's Perry's "Why I'm Running" pitch. So, his big announcement speech included a gafferiffic moment, when Perry called the fallen Afghanistan soldiers "Special Operators." The second half of his speech took off on optimism, [...]

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New Yorkers & Obama

By |August 12th, 2011|

Hey, they like spine. Quinnipiac (via Halperin): New York State voters disapprove 49 - 45 percent of the job President Obama is doing, a huge drop from his 57 - 38 percent approval June 29 and the first time the president ever has had a negative score in New York, according to a Quinnipiac University [...]

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Romney: ‘I’m not going to eat Barack Obama’s Dog Food

By |August 11th, 2011|

**UPDATED** The problem, said the former Arkansas governor and 2008 Iowa caucus winner, is that Perry's Saturday kickoff in South Carolina shows disrespect to the Iowa process. "It's a tactical blunder "¦ The people of Iowa work very hard to make the straw poll the biggest political moment in the summer," Huckabee said. - Mike [...]

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Romney Gets Into it in Iowa

By |August 11th, 2011|

"If you don't like my answer, you can go vote for someone else," he said. "If you want someone who will raise taxes, you can vote for Barack Obama." - Romney gets in heated exchange with hecklers at Iowa State Fair The exchange came on the same day as what's being billed as a big [...]

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Perry: ‘…This is what I’m supposed to be doing…’

By |August 11th, 2011|

Mark Halperin has a very odd interview (including video) with Texas Gov. Rick Perry that doesn't focus on one single issue. It's all touchy, feely, are you okay with the Bushes insider nonsense, which doesn't speak to Perry's politics and his outlandish religiosity. This is the guy who's supposed to unify the establishment, jettison slick [...]

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Romney Raised Taxes to Get S&P to React (…and other disingenuous moves by Republicans meant to fake out the people)

By |August 11th, 2011|

As Republican presidential hopefuls descended on Iowa for their second major debate on Thursday in Ames, the return of Mr. Romney came at a turning point in his candidacy. His wait-and-see approach toward campaigning in Iowa has been complicated by the expected candidacy of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, whose strategy includes waging a full [...]

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It’s Official, We’re Screwed

By |August 10th, 2011|

As McConnell and Boehner make their picks for the Super Congress, Pres. Obama must survey the land he helped create, while Democrats swallow hard that they've lost any chance to change the economic narrative and aid the working class. The President is not a progressive "” he is not what Americans still call a "liberal." [...]

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Republicans Plummet in Popularity After Debt Ceiling Debacle

By |August 10th, 2011|

This isn't easy to do: have a lower approval than Republicans during Pres. Bill Clinton's impeachment. So, the Tea Party, who gained in 2010, through Obama and Democrats caving on the Bush tax cut extensions last December, but also through the White House's cut-cut-cut 2011 austerity budget, then the debt ceiling negotiations, have finally brought [...]

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Wisconsin News: Democrats Win 2 out of 6

By |August 9th, 2011|

**UPDATED** To update, The Fix has the whole story today. It wasn't enough to take back the Senate, but it's a beginning that could mean something very big by the time 2012 rolls around. I've got one thing to say about that: Run, Russ, Run. Consider this an open thread. Good coverage from Ed Schultz, [...]

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