‘Public Option’ Was Created to Lead to Single Payer
Patrick Ruffini points to this helpful history of the ‘public option:’ One key player was Roger Hickey of the Campaign for America’s Future. Hickey took UC Berkley health care expert Jacob Hacker’s idea for “a new public insurance pool modeled after Medicare” and went around to the community of single-payer advocates, making the case that this limited “public option” was the best they could hope | Read More »
Senator Hagan suddenly not looking to replace George Holding after all.
You may remember from Sunday about how the Democrats were quietly planning to remove a somewhat… inconvenient… US Attorney from his position before he was through investigating a former North Carolina Democratic governor. Now, via Geraghty, via Kaus, we find out that nothing of the sort is going to happen. Now. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said today that the U.S. Attorney in Raleigh, George Holding, | Read More »
The Great Edwards Cabal: Seven Days in January*!
How so very… dramatic: Edwards Staff Had Affair ‘Doomsday’ Strategy …Up until December of 2007, most on Edwards’ staff didn’t believe rumors about the affair. But by late December, early January of last year, several people in his inner circle began to think the rumors were true. Several of them had gotten together and devised a “doomsday” strategy of sorts. Basically, if it looked like | Read More »
Why the Media Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election Sucked.
OK–maybe I’m a bit paranoid, but I definitely believe that there has been a vast left wing conspiracy afoot in the mainstream media for some time now. Now, if you all will bear with me, I believe that I can prove to you beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am right. A few of nights ago, I was watching the O’Reilly Factor | Read More »
Reille Hunter’s Baby Has First Birthday
Reille Hunter’s baby turned one year old last week, and of course conventional wisdom holds that she is the daughter of former NC Senator and Democrat candidate for President, John Edwards. John’s wife, Elizabeth, has written a book, which one can only guess will be a tell-all sell-out. The book is called ““Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities,” and is | Read More »
2008 Turkey of the Year Award
Chef Newt presenting LowDownCentral’s favorite dish: Cooked Goose 7 – John Edwards – for running on family values while fathering a child with his mistress during his wife’s fight with terminal cancer. Yes, we know this is a peacock.
Acorns Online Annual 2005 Report Reflects Democrats’ Support
Read ACORN’s 2005 Annual Report online at: http://www.acorn.org/index.php?id=10039, and decide for yourself about whether this organization is partisan or not. I got the sense that while it may have been intended to do good things for low income families, the organization’s report reflects that it backs Democrats in what it reported. For example, the site states the following: “In California, ACORN partnered with union allies | Read More »
Thoughts on Hillary Clinton`s run for President
Thoughts on Hillary Clinton`s run for President I am not a fan of Hillary Clinton. In fact, in speaking with a friend who is a big supporter of Barack Obama, I said that Hillary’s voice to me sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard. I don’t know if I could survive 4 years of her as president. I would need to wear ear plugs the entire | Read More »
Obama: keep Palin barefoot, pregnant, jobless
Sen. Barack Obama can be forgiven for not understanding economics given his life as a “community organizer” and rabble-rousing government employee. We can even sympathize with his lack of business acumen for the same reason. But when he tries to pass off a muddle-headed equal-pay policy as some kind of attack against Gov. Sarah Palin, it is out of more than a sense chivalry that | Read More »
John Edwards is sorry, sorry, sorry.
John Edwards is one sorry dude: John Edwards is burning up the phone lines begging former aides and backers to forgive him for lying about his affair – but hearing their rage instead. As Democrats kick off their convention Monday, the onetime presidential contender is a man without a party – or a political future – trying to rebuild bridges through dozens of remorseful phone | Read More »
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Fred Baron and John Edwards
Politics is supposed to be about the will of the people expressed by their vote and their activism which then shapes both the political parties and the ranks of elected officials. Would that it were that simple. Reality deals with the fact that there will always be those who are more influential than others in that process. Whether via connections or cash, some folks are | Read More »
The John Edwards Update
Most major media still have an omerta in place in dealing with the extramarital hijinks of John Edwards, former candidate for the Democrat nomination for president. Because of this abrogation of responsibility we have to turn to a real investigative news source, the National Enquirer, for the news the alleged mainstream media will not touch. The day prior to Edwards bombshell admission to an affair | Read More »
I think I know what is going on with Chet Edwards
How about this: Obama had really had planned to have John Edwards and had gotten a whole bunch of Obama/Edwards! stuff printed up and then there was all that unpleasantness and they were sitting around looking at the stuff and a lightbultb went off over some genius’ head. Makes about as much sense as anything I’ve heard today.
Kwame Kilpatrick wants to go to Denver
Mary Ann Akers of the WashPost’s The Sleuth blog tells us that not only is Detroit’s suspected-felon Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick a Dem superdelegate, but he also wants to lose his ankle bracelet so he can go to Denver with the rest of the Dem conventioneers. Asked whether the mayor will be attending the Denver convention, Kilpatrick spokeswoman Denise Tolliver told the Sleuth, “We’re not sure | Read More »
This is another video open thread. Post your best clips of something that was unintentionally funny. Here’s my entry, a video from TMRB.tv: We also would have accepted: Video of Edwards Being Taken Seriously in Any Other Context. OPEN THREAD