Aww. Barack Obama *misses* the nice, civilized 2008 election cycle!
I was going to get awesomely cranky about how suddenly Barack Obama is nostalgic about campaigning against that nice John McCain, but then I realized: feeding a man’s narcissism by writing, long involved posts about him helps neither you, nor the narcissist. So in the interests of Obama’s own mental hygiene, let me be brief: In 2008 the Obama campaign released an ad that mocked | Read More »
Mike Doyle (D, PA-14) backtracks on ‘terrorist’ comments.
Alternate title: Politically flabby Democrat (in comfortably Democratic seat) suddenly remembers that home state is losing a Congressional District; and that the redistricting process is fully in the hands of the other party*. Which is probably too long a title, at that. Anyway, Mikey Doyle is very, very sorry that the Tea Party thought that he was talking about them when he started spouting off | Read More »
The Democrats are afraid.
I cannot conclude but otherwise. Democrats in Congress refused to pass a budget this year. Paul Ryan thinks that they’re doing this in order to justify passing a VAT: I think that they’re d0ing this because they don’t want to explain why they spend worse than drunken sailors*; these two opinions are not incompatible with each other. The White House plans to wait on trying | Read More »
Rep. Bishop, Boswell having health care meetings allllll the way over *there*.
Tim Bishop (D, NY-01) is having something called a “health care reform rally” on Thursday, at (of all things) SEIU’s Hicksville NY offices (1199 Duffy Ave, starts at 1 PM). This is otherwise known as “over twenty miles outside the borders of NY-01.” Bishop is of course one of the first Democrats holding down a Red district (NY-01 is a R+0) to discover that his | Read More »
, health care
, leonard boswell
, New York
, scared of their own shadows
, tim bishop
, town halls
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Hold Your Breath.
It’s dead during the term of this administration, and never mind what TPMDC thinks. I’d give credit for the Obama administration for at least not duplicating the public relations fiasco that the Clinton administration got itself into sixteen years ago, but do we really want to reward a lack of intestinal fortitude? Frank: Democrats Punting on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Until 2010 Rep. Barney Frank | Read More »
Passage of the Day.
As suggested to me: something to think upon for your weekend. Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful—horrible to anticipate, horrible to feel, horrible to remember; Hatred has its pleasures. It is therefore often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of Fear. The more he fears, the more he will hate. And Hatred is also a great | Read More »