DGA Martin ‘Whitebread’ O’Malley (D, MD) speaks on Republican racism!
So. We got Maryland Governor and DGA head Martin O’Malley out there SNEERING about us awful, awful racist Republicans (for the full effect, assume that I’m fluttering my hands like I’ve got the St. Vitus’ dance): Using Governor Rick Perry (formerly) of the RGA for that, too. You see, good old Martin here really, really respects the heck out of Rick, you understand; despite the | Read More »
The DGA spins a bad night.
They’re claiming that their group “exceeded expectations” by holding the RGA to a ‘mere’ +6 GOP gain overall, with five Democratic pickups and one Independent one. To begin with, that number is still up in the air: the Minnesota results have not yet come in… but even if you spot the Democrats that one, this is, well, a silly thing for the DGA to say. | Read More »
54 of 99.
That’s the current number of state legislative chambers* that the GOP will be controlling, starting next year: there are still five state legislative chambers still undecided, so the number could go as high as 59 of 99. That represents a flip of eighteen state chambers (and the gain of both houses in the state legislature in six states) by the GOP; couple that with a | Read More »
The [epithet] and the redistricting knives.
If you do political blogging or reporting for a while, you end up hearing this question a lot: Why should I bother to come out and vote for the [insert epithet here meaning 'not as ideologically sound as I am']? This would be normally responded to with a polite “That’s a good question” and a variable-length stream of blather before the question is actually answered, | Read More »
13 Weeks from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo. Yes, they’re fairly obviously going to be doing one of these a week until Election Day. Because the RGA – and the rest of the GOP – is hungry, in a way that the Democratic party is not. Watch Democratic legislators these days; their shoulders sloop, ever so slightly. Their eyes aren’t quite as bright as they | Read More »
To the #DGA : now THIS is a campaign ad.
Seeing as the one that the Democratic Governors Association came up with recently was simultaneously: foul-mouthed; pathetically lame; and very possibly in violation of American copyright law… I’d thought that I’d take pity on the poor, doomed fellows and let them take a look at what a good campaign ad looks like. From the RGA, a reminder that there’s an election in 14 weeks: 14 | Read More »
Ho! Netrooters! 3PM PST DGA panel!
That’s the Democratic Governors’ Association, which spent 800K of your money to attack President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democratic leaders! Isn’t the RGA just swell? Anyway, why don’t you stop by and have a chat with the DGA about their priorities? – unless, of course, all y’all are as gutless as everybody says that you are. I mean, after all, the DGA might not | Read More »
The Democratic Governors Association Spent $800,000.00 Attacking Barack Obama
I believe that the topical response to this would be “You’re doing it wrong.” Major Dem donors who wrote checks to the Democratic Governors Association funded a below-the-radar campaign that attacked Pres. Obama and other Dem all-stars, all in hopes of knocking off a strong GOP challenger. [snip] Iowans for Responsible Government is a 527 group founded by Rob Tully, the former state Dem Party | Read More »
If you’re wondering just how seriously you need to take this article about the Great Gubernatorial War of 2010: Nick Ayers, the executive director of the Republican Governors Association, offers this preview of what’s at stake in the 37 gubernatorial races in November. Between now and Election Day, the association and its Democratic counterpart will be engaged in “a $100 million-plus chess match for control | Read More »
Governor-elects Christie, McDonnell fib at the RGA shindig.
They were asked why they didn’t bring in former Governor Sarah Palin to campaign for them in Virginia & New Jersey, and both of them made what are entirely excusable fibs about scheduling conflicts and the need to stay focused on state-specific problems. Come, I will hide nothing from you: they didn’t bring her in because both of them concluded that her reputation had taken | Read More »