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Reasons The Obama Campaign Is Optimistic

While the polls show the presidential race as close, First Read described one advantage for Obama (and weighted in on the claims from Republicans that Obama is suffering from poor turn out): By the way, speaking of what happens in “close” races; one other thing that jumped out at us at the weekend rallies was […]

Once Again: Jews Are Not Going To Vote Republican

The right wing operates under many delusions, including: Their policies promote capitalism, as opposed to acting to destroy the free market system and replace it with plutocracy They promote limited government despite their social polices which increase the amount of government intrusion in the lives of individuals and fiscal policies which have led to more […]

Palin, Beck and Huckabee Promote Prophesies of Armageddon

Yesterday I looked at reasons why Republicans are not likely to pick up Jewish voters, concluding by writing that Jewish voters are not going to support a fundamentalist Christian theocratic political party. Discussion of Biblical prophesies of Armageddon on Fox, including by two possible candidates for the 2012 nomination, add to the reasons why Republicans […]

Obama To Be On Larry King

Barack Obama is going to be interviewed on Larry King Live on Thursday night.

The Right Wing Noise Machine’s Awesome Ability To Create Its Own Reality

On issues such as health care and the stimulus the Democrats were right on the issues but the Republicans are winning the spin war. Paul Krugman compared the Democrats to Lucy and the Football, fearing they are not anticipating the Republican response to financial reform: I have a theory about the problem here. My understanding […]

Repeal of Health Care Reform Is Very Unlikely

Conservatives who spent the last year opposing any health care reform have not learned their lesson. Rather than pushing for reasonable changes in the bill (such as correcting problems with how the Medicare Commission is being formed or pushing for more meaningful tort reform) many Republicans spent the day talking of repeal. This is not […]

Clintons Stand Alone Following Reports In “Game Change”

Game Change provided several details of the sleaze coming from the Clinton campaign. I noted some examples here and here. After items from Game Change were published many people came to the defense of Harry Reid, but Politco notes that nobody is defending the Clintons from the harsh treatment of them during the campaign: What’s […]

More Stories From “Game Change” Including Clinton Sleaze and Conflict Between Obama and Biden

More items from Game Change have come out since my run down yesterday. These include more examples of sleaze from the Clinton campaign and conflict between Obama and Biden. While Hillary Clinton tried to disassociate herself from the smears against Obama based upon drug use when young, Mark Penn boasted to his staff how many […]

“Game Change” Has Embarrassing Moments For the Clintons, the Edwards, Harry Reid, and Sarah Palin

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin doesn’t come out until Tuesday but advance copies are out. Marc Ambinder has some of the juiciest portions: Hillary Clinton had a “war room within a war room” to deal with Bill’s libido: The […]

Paranoia From A Big Fat Idiot

Al Franken, who can finally take the Senate seat he narrowly won, began in politics by writing the book, Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot. This seems like a good time to provide today’s example (via Mark Halperin) which shows how big an idiot Limbaugh is: You have to wonder if Obama is just […]