Category Archives: 2010 Elections

Morning Awful: Komen Won’t Cure

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a charity that has been providing breast cancer screening at Planned Parenthood clinics for years, decided to let poor women die rather than be connected to the organization anymore. The reason? A congressional “investigation:” … Continue reading

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Artur Davis is Still Mad at Alabama

As a former enthusiastic supporter of Artur Davis who has been dismayed by his actions since 2009, I’m rather appalled by this naked bid for K-Street relevance. He should just come out and claim he was robbed of his rightful … Continue reading

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Steve Raby For Congress

This blog is endorsing Steve Raby in the general election for Alabama’s fifth Congressional district. While I like Mo Brooks and admire his fortitude in a long, shoe-leather campaign, his supporters scare me and his entire agenda seems to consist … Continue reading

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POLITICO Slips The Surly Bonds Of Earth

The website-that-shall-not-be-linked found a way for the defeat of Artur Davis to be a defeat for Obama. With the headline “Short Obama coattails for black pol,” POLITICO opined: The stunning defeat suffered by Rep. Artur Davis — one of the … Continue reading

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Teabaggers Failing, GOP Flailing

I’ll credit Brad Friedman for being the most insightful Twitter pundit last night. Republican races in Kentucky and Arkansas saw fewer votes than the Democratic contests; Joe Sestak, who was the toast of Netroots Nation last year, beat Arlen Specter. … Continue reading

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How Democrats Can Win November

Polling shows that Democrats aren’t facing a wave of anti-Democrat fever, but rather a strongly anti-incumbent mood…which is normal in the throes of recession: Only 36 percent said they want their own member of Congress to win re-election this fall, … Continue reading

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Wheat From Chaff: A Visual

Republicans have blinked on appointments. The wheat-from-chaff technique requires a hard shake every now and then: “Mitch, this is unprecedented,” the president said, gesturing forcefully on the Cabinet Room table, according to aides. “If you don’t move any, I’m going … Continue reading

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My First “Professional” Interview

I wore a suit and told them my press credential was in the mail. Which is even true. I have to say, overall Taze (pronounced “taz”) is  a very encouraging candidate. I want to meet the other candidates now and offer … Continue reading

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11-D Chess Endgame (or, how I learned to shut up and let the man talk)

Republicans find themselves on perilous ground. According to a Washington Post-ABC poll, two thirds of respondents want Congress to keep working on health care reform — and a significant majority agree the GOP is the side that’s not being bipartisan … Continue reading

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Couldn’t See This Coming

How tone-deaf is the GOP? They’re actively chasing Wall Street money on an anti-reform agenda in the wake of the biggest bailout in world history. Which is about as stupid as Mondale’s pledge to raise taxes, because the Democrats are … Continue reading

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Illinois Governor’s Race

Illinois incumbent governor and Democrat Pat Quinn leads by a thin margin with a few thousand ballots left to count; with the vote spread over four candidates, the GOP primary race is too close to call. Upshot: I predict exit … Continue reading

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