Lib Dems Win, but UKIP Grabs the Headlines

By |March 1st, 2013|

The Liberal Democrats hung on to the parliamentary seat of Eastleigh yesterday in a by-election more interesting for the minor placings and the inevitable fallout to follow. Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg was on hand to congratulate his candidate Mike Thornton after victory was secured by 1,771 votes. However, despite the very public problems the [...]

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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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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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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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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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A Friendly Rebuttal to David Sirota (from the ultimate outsider – a former Clintonite)

By |August 5th, 2011|

David Sirota has taken up the multi-dimensional chess argument for Obama, though in a different way than his loyalists and fan boys. David begins by excusing the results we've had so far as simply being that he isn't a liberal. Well, that's an understatement, but then he says Obama is a "bizarro FDR." Sirota is [...]

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What Would Teddy Think Today?

By |August 4th, 2011|

Depends on which Edward M. Kennedy you'd ask. Teddy Kennedy of 1978, who stood up to challenge Jimmy Carter no matter the cost, he might have one opinion of Barack Obama's presidency. I remember that Kennedy, while I stood in gas lines in New York City and watched how helpless America looked during the Iranian [...]

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Bill Clinton Played Hardball and Won, Obama Paid Ransom and America Lost

By |August 3rd, 2011|

"(Pres. Bill Clinton) beat the hell out of us first, for a year. He pummeled us for a year. ... He didn't roll over the second we walked in. ... Then he out-negotiated us for a year. He brought us to our knees." - Joe Scarborough Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news [...]

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Pres. Obama’s Deficit Debacle, National Security, and Warmaking

By |August 3rd, 2011|

I've been reading a lot about the Pentagon's possible budget hit, with analysis all over the map. What this proves conclusively is that no one knows what will happen. That's the real rub in Obama's debt ceiling debacle. No one can possibly know the specifics in outlying years. There are too many unknown unknowables, to [...]

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