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  • Michael Dukakis: Donald Trump is 'nuts' (Another left-handed endorsement)

    03/19/2016 6:49:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis called Donald Trump "nuts" Friday over his views on immigration, adding that he believes Bernie Sanders should stay in the Democratic primary fight. "I think he's nuts," the 1988 Democratic nominee told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "He's the grandson of German immigrants. He ought to be ashamed of himself." "I'm very proud of my background," said Dukakis, whose parents immigrated from Greece. "This is the guy who's the grandson of somebody who came over from Germany. And I don't know what he's talking about for one thing. It's preposterous." The former Massachusetts governor -- whose...
  • Dukakis: Tycoon GOP’s ‘weakest’

    12/23/2015 7:39:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 23, 2015 | Matt Stout
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump is the “weakest” of the still-bulging Republican presidential field — according 
to 1988’s unsuccessful Democratic nominee Michael Duk-
akis, who said his party should welcome a shot to run against the brash business tycoon. “I think Hillary is probably going to win the nomination. But it’s going to be a very tough fight in the final,” said the former Massachusetts governor. “If I were the Democratic nominee, I would want to have Trump. I think he’s the weakest. But what do I know?” said Dukakis, who lost to George 
H.W. Bush.
  • Ever thrifty, Dukakis ready for more turkey carcasses

    11/25/2015 7:10:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 25, 2015 | Matt Viser
    You’ve carefully stuffed, cooked, and carved the turkey. You’ve sliced up all the extra pieces, packing them in tin foil for leftovers. And you may think you’ve used every possible aspect of that turkey. You’d be wrong. Before you toss that last bit, Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass. For decades, inside his tidy kitchen in Brookline, the state’s former governor and onetime Democratic presidential nominee has had a quirky but endearing tradition that is legendary among family and friends. The man is renowned for his thriftiness — he drinks coffee bought in bulk at Costco, at...
  • Dukakis 2016? Why Not?

    08/28/2015 3:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 28, 2015 | David A. Graham
    How rattled are Democrats by Clinton’s campaign stumbles? Well … Dukakis 2016 ‎@Dukakis2016 We're gonna get Mike in this race - and we're gonna win this thing #Dukakis2016 stay tuned for detailed policy papers 10:25 AM - 28 Aug 2015 That’s right: The Duke is back. Not only is there a grassroots groundswell for him, but when contacted by The Boston Globe last week, he refused to rule out a campaign, saying he was “not sure” he wanted to run again. “I might just end up in the divorce courts of Norfolk County if I suggested another national campaign!”...
  • Liberal dredges up old racist fears

    07/15/2015 7:44:17 PM PDT · by TChad · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7/13/2015 | Michael Barone
    In the Washington Post's liberal blog The Plum Line, Paul Waldman last week recycled one of the enduring lies of liberal politics: that "the Willie Horton issue," as Waldman calls it, was a successful appeal by the 1988 Bush for president campaign to American voters' racism. That's a lie and deserves to be exposed as such.
  • Michael Dukakis sends support letter ahead of Phillipos sentencing (Boston Bomber ally)

    06/05/2015 3:35:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 6/5/15 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Former Gov. Michael Dukakis says a Cambridge man facing five years in federal prison for repeatedly lying to the FBI about his pal Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a fine young man who could have a great future in public service. Dukakis went to bat for Robel Kidane Phillipos, 21, in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock ahead of Phillipos sentencing today for making false statements to the FBI in its investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings. Prosecutors want five years. Phillipos and Tsarnaev, both 21, grew up together in Cambridge and were classmates at the University of...
  • This isnt 1968. Baltimore isnt Watts. And Hillary Clinton isnt Michael Dukakis.

    05/07/2015 3:02:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/05/2015 | By Radley Balko
    <p>I wish I could introduce Richard Cohen and Lloyd Green to Antonio Morgan. Cohen of course is my Washington Post colleague and columnist. Green is a former Justice Dept. official and former opposition research counsel for the Republican Party.</p> <p>The two wrote remarkably similar columns this week about Hillary Clintons response to the protests and riots in Baltimore. Both compared the civil unrest of 2015 to the civil unrest in 1968. Both cited Nixons tough on crime campaign, which even members of that campaign team have since admitted was an overt, often racist appeal to white fear of black people.</p>
  • Stephens: Axis of Fantasy vs. Axis of Reality

    11/14/2013 4:38:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 12, 2013 | Bret Stephens
    France, Israel and Saudi Arabia confront an administration conducting a make-believe foreign policy. When the history of the Obama administration's foreign policy is written 20 or so years from now, the career of Wendy Sherman, our chief nuclear negotiator with Iran, will be instructive. In 1988, the former social worker ran the Washington office of the Dukakis campaign and worked at the Democratic National Committee. That was the year the Massachusetts governor carried 111 electoral votes to George H.W. Bush's 426. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Sherman was briefly the CEO of something called the Fannie Mae Foundation, supposedly a charity...
  • Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI (Boston)

    10/28/2014 8:09:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    AP vis yahoo ^ | Oct. 28, 2014 | Denise Lavoie
    The defense also called former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis to testify for Phillipos. Dukakis, an old family friend of Phillipos' mother, described a phone conversation he had with Phillipos five days after the bombings. Dukakis said Phillipos told him he had been questioned by the FBI for five hours, but was so confused he didn't remember what he said.
  • Tsarnaev pal Robel Phillipos convicted of lying to FBI (Pothead defense; Dukakis testified)

    10/28/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/28/14 | Laurel Sweet
    Robel Phillipos, a friend of terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been convicted of lying to authorities investigating last years Boston Marathon bombings that killed three spectators, including an 8-year-old Dorchester boy. Phillipos was accused of lying about being in Tsarnaevs dorm room three days after the bombing, when two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence, including a laptop. Phillipos' lawyers argued he couldnt clearly remember what happened because he had smoked marijuana heavily that day. The fate of Phillipos, 19 when he was arrested and who turned 21 this month during his trial at U.S....
  • Michael Dukakis testifies for Robel Phillipos, Boston bombers' friend accused of lying to FBI

    10/17/2014 12:56:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 10/16/14 | Matt Bradwell
    BOSTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former governor of Massacheusetts and 1988 Democratic nominee for president Michael Dukakis took the stand in Boston to testify on behalf of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Robel Phillipos stands accused of lying to the FBI and local law enforcement about his actions and wherabouts in the three days following the attack that killed three an injured more than 260 people. "[Phillipos] told me he was questioned for five hours by the FBI," Dukakis testified according to the Boston Globe, adding, "he was so confused he didn't know what he said."
  • Hillary Clinton: Dukakis in a Pantsuit?

    10/04/2014 6:15:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/4/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Her new messaging strategy is taken straight from the 1988 presidential candidates playbook. (snip) For those of you old enough to remember, George H. W. Bush wanted to be president in 1988. Despite Reagans popularity, this was still a heavy lift. No sitting vice president had been elected straight to the Oval Office since Martin Van Buren. So, away from the cameras off at Kennebunkport, he sacrificed over 1,000 oxen, bulls, and gnus to Zeus, Crom, Baal, Thor, Moloch, M. C. Hammer and any other deity he could think of. The gods were well-pleased. As a reward for his sacrifice...
  • Dukakis Cautions Hillary on 2016, and sympathizes with Mitt Romney and Bob Dole!

    04/15/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 14 replies
    Least Dangerous Podcast ^ | 4/15/2014 | Les Dowrey
    During a call-in to the nationally renowned Least Dangerous Podcast with JC King, Former Presidential Candidate and Governor Michael Dukakis cautioned Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her prospects of becoming the Democratic Nominee for President, Believe me, neither she, nor anyone else can take that for granted. Using his own experience as a barometer he continued, I was 40 points ahead with 5 weeks to go when I ran for reelection in 1978 and I got beaten. He did praise her saying her experience in the Obama administration has made her a primary choice for the party, She...
  • Dukakis and the Tank. . .The inside story of the worst campaign photo op ever.

    11/19/2013 12:35:32 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | November 17, 2013 | By Josh King
    Matt Bennett can still hear the reporters laughing, all 90 of them. He can still picture Sam Donaldson doubled over, guffawing, on a riser that looked out over a dusty field in suburban Detroit. Bennett was a 23-year-old political rookie in 1988 when he was sent to a General Dynamics facility in Sterling Heights, Mich., to organize a campaign stop for Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis: a ride in a 68-ton M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. The visit, meant to bolster the candidates credibility as a future commander-in-chief, would go down as one of the worst campaign backfires in history....
  • Obama going out ugly

    10/28/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 24 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Oct 29, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The last wretched and pathetic week of the Obama campaign reminds me of the final wimpy gasps of the campaign of Michael Dukakis back in 2008 when dwindling numbers of left-wing Democrats gathered around Hollywood actors. In a sort of be-in experience, they could be heard moaning about how "frightened" they were for the future. Now we have Obama's top 1%er friends over at the mega Ad Agency Goodby Silverstein creating a commercial in which they employ children to sing a "We are the World" type ditty asking us to: "Imagine an America Where strip mines are fun and free....
  • Former Boston University president John Silber dies at 86

    09/27/2012 8:21:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 27, 2012 | Mark Feeney
    William Bennett, a onetime student of Dr. Silbers who served as US secretary of education under Ronald Reagan, praised his mentors pedagogic style in a 1986 Globe interview. It wasnt intimidating; it was quickening, Bennett said. Silber is frank and manly and direct. There isnt enough of that these days. He believes human beings should be spoken to as if they were human beings, not as if they were flowers.
  • Gallup Poll: Dukakis leads Bush by 17 points

    09/16/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies ^ | 7/27/1988 | AP
    Please click link to see newspaper article. "Democrat Michael Dukakis, riding a wave of positive publicity from the convention that nominated him for president last week, led Vice-President Bush by 17 points in a Gallup poll released last Tuesday".
  • Mitt Romney has Dukakified the Republicans; Update: Romney to keep the good parts of Obamacare

    09/10/2012 8:45:49 AM PDT · by Bratch · 79 replies
    Conservative4Palin ^ | September 09 2012 | Doug Brady
    Ive argued many times that the politician Mitt Romney most closely resembles is John Kerry, primarily due to the Mittsters legendary penchant for flip-flopping, a trait Kerry is also known for. I stand by my Kerry comparison, butJonah Goldberghas an excellent point when he compares Romney to anotherMassachusetts politician:Michael Dukakis. Meanwhile, the Republicans seem to have become Dukakified. It was Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, who insisted that the election should be entirely about competence, not ideology. Romney has avoided saying that in so many words, but its certainly how hes campaigning. After running to the right in...
  • Flashback: Dukakis Led Bush By 17 Points After 1988 DNC

    09/09/2012 9:13:44 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 27 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | September 09, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The media are gushing and fawning over new poll numbers showing Barack Obama getting a bounce from the just ended Democratic National Convention putting him four points ahead of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Before they get too cocky, they might want to recall that after his convention ended in 1988, Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis led George H.W. Bush by seventeen points. The New York Times reported July 26, 1988: Read more:
  • Blast from the past: Dukakis to attack Romneys gubernatorial record at DNC

    09/03/2012 9:51:11 PM PDT · by Justaham · 35 replies ^ | 9/4/12 | Jamie Weinstein
    Michael Dukakis fanatics at this years Democratic National Convention should start getting psyched: The 1988 Democratic presidential nominee is coming to town Tuesday. We will be flying down [to Charlotte] tomorrow morning and will be there for the balance of the convention talking about [former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt] Romneys pathetic economic record as governor of Massachusetts, Dukakis emailed The Daily Caller on Monday. Under Romney we were fourth from the bottom in job creation 47th out of 50, he continued. If anybody thinks Romney knows how to turn the economy around, he is kidding himself. And when he left...
  • Romney: Im Very Proud of Romneycare

    08/26/2012 9:14:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 287 replies
    National Review ^ | August 26, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
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  • The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath

    01/28/2012 3:18:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    MIAMI Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich Mitt Romneys campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner. [snip] If Mr. Romney does win here on Tuesday, it will have been through a blistering and unrelenting series of attacks. His campaign has pressed everything at its disposal into service to eviscerate Mr. Gingrich, painting him as an erratic, unreliable Washington insider in mailings and television advertisements, at two critical debates here (where his team made sure Mr. Romney had...
  • Jon Huntsman unveils daring new campaign slogan for New Hampshire voters

    01/10/2012 6:47:12 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    Huntsman ridiculing vanity
    Now rolling out for the voters of New Hampshire:
  • George Will On Romney: The Republicans Have Found Their Michael Dukakis

    10/23/2011 8:29:08 PM PDT · by Eagle Forgotten · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | October 23, 2011 | James Crugnale
    In a stinging comparison that is sure to leave a mark, on Sundays This Week With Christiane Amanpour, George Will said the rise of Herman Cain had a lot to do with Republicans coming to the realization that Mitt Romney is their Michael Dukakis. A technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology, Will observed.
  • Did President's Uncle Benefit From 1980's Dukakis Fake ID Policy for Illegals?

    08/30/2011 8:07:03 AM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | Kerry Picket
    Boston radio talk show host Howie Carr brought up on his Monday's show that Onyango Obama, President Obama's long lost half uncle ("Uncle Omar") who was arrested by Framingham, Massachusetts police last week, charged with DUI, and found to have a warrant out on him by immigration authorities at ICE, has a valid social security number and a Massachusetts driver's license.SNIP...A number of commentators are mentioning that President Obama's uncle may have benefited from a policy from the days that go back to former Massachusetts Democratic Governor Michael Dukakis, whereby illegal immigrants were assigned identification numbers that looked similar to...
  • Is Pawlenty the Dukakis of 2012?

    05/15/2011 8:45:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/14/2011 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Why isnt Tim Pawlenty pulling away from the GOP field? Thats the biggest mystery in GOP nomination politics right now. After all, the current field includes only Pawlenty and Mitt Romney as plausible nominees, and Romney remains highly suspect among many important Republican groups because of his past positions on a wide range of issues most seriously, in my view, on abortion-related policy. And thats on top of concerns that his religion will cause problems with some voters. Pawlenty, however, has no major liabilities. Oh, he used to accept scientific facts on climate change and market-based plans to deal...
  • Fine mess in Libya

    03/30/2011 10:57:42 AM PDT · by nkronos · 11 replies
    Kronosphere ^ | 03/30/2011 | Nicholas Kronos
    "This is another fine mess you've gotten us into," Barack Obama may be telling Nicolas Sarkozy as he reads the latest reports from Libya: "Hundreds of rebels fled Ras Lanuf Wednesday morning as pro-Kadhafi soldiers used tanks and heavy artillery to seize the port city. Some of them called on France to bomb their opponents and called on foreign powers to send them arms...." In response to the faltering fortunes of their rebel allies, the West has to consider supplying arms to them, as this ragtag group still wields clubs and rocks against the much better supplied government forces of...
  • Dukakis on Obama, Palin & what might have been-Still can't believe he let GOP walk all over him

    03/06/2011 10:49:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | March 6, 2011 | Howard Megdal
    It turns out that one of the first people to figure out that George H.W. Bush's famous "Read my lips: no new taxes" declaration would come back to haunt him in 1992 was Michael Dukakis -- who came to the realization in December 1988, just a month after losing the presidential election to Bush. "He really didn't believe it," he recalls. "He and I met in early December (after the election), at the vice president's house. He was nice enough to invite me down." During their campaign, Dukakis had brought up a contentious issue -- more vigorous enforcement by the...
  • Kitty Dukakis's visits to Hingham polls annoy some residents (True Dem Desperation)

    11/02/2010 5:09:56 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 3 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 2, 2010 | Jessica Bartlett
    Kitty Dukakis's visits to Hingham polls annoy some residents E-mail | Print | Comments () Posted by Jessica Bartlett November 2, 2010 05:17 PM By Jessica Bartlett, Town Correspondent Kitty Dukakis, the wife of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, showed up to the Hingham polls today, but not to vote. Dukakis stood near the voting area of all three of the town's polling stations, greeting voters on their way in, a tactic that angered many sign holders and voters.
  • Barney Frank breaking out his secret weapon in final push

    10/31/2010 1:10:38 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 31, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    How desperate is Barney Frank in his battle with Sean Bielat? This desperate. Not only does Frank now have Michael Dukakis stumping for him in the district, hes literally doubling down on Bush-blaming. Dukakis isnt content to just blame W, he also goes after Poppy in this attempt to fire up the base. He even gets in a dig at the 2000 election, just to complete the picture of undying resentment, caught by Franklin & Hayes (which seems to be down, probably due to the traffic hit from our earlier headline link):
  • Why the hard Left of the Democratic Party could soon be running US security policy

    10/13/2010 5:45:20 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 13, 2010 | James Corum
    The National Security Advisor of the President of the United States is a really important job for NATO and the West, not just for America. Whoever holds it has to ensure (among many other responsibilities) that the efforts of the the Pentagon and the State Department are coordinated towards a strategic end. Of all the posts in government, this one is supposed to be apolitical. Until last week, General Jim Jones, a retired marine with an extensive strategic resume, held the post for Obama. Now he has been replaced by a pure political hack: Thomas E Donilon. As my...
  • Old, Unelectable Democrats Have Lots of Advice for Barack Obama

    10/07/2010 3:59:21 AM PDT · by chickadee · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/6/10 | David A. Graham
    Though his party is ailing as we enter the home stretch of the election, President Obama and his supporters can take heart, knowing that he's getting new strategies for electoral success from a fresh crop of advisers. For example: former vice president and failed presidential candidate Walter Mondale. You can't read the news these days without finding pearls of wisdom the Minnesota Democrat has dropped. Mondale is 82 and last won a major election under his own name in a 1970 Senate race. After a term as vice president, he ran for president in 1984 and lost every state save...
  • Taking Advice From Michael Dukakis On Elections Is Like...

    10/03/2010 1:30:30 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-3-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Earlier this week the Boston Globe posted an article about Michael Dukakis giving advice for the midterm elections to the Obama Administration. Sounding like the perfect premise for an NBC sitcom iOwnTheWorld did a contest where you fill in the blank.... Taking advice from Michael Dukakis on elections is like taking advice from _____ about ______ And I flippin' missed the deadline for it! So I'm just going to have to post what I've would've come up with here. Taking advice from Michael Dukakis on elections is like....... taking advice from cats about barking taking advice from highlighters about...
  • Michael Dukakis Drops By The White House To Give Advice For The Mid-Terms(This is not satire)

    09/28/2010 7:09:44 PM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies · 2+ views
    HotAirPundit ^ | 9/28/2010 | unk.
    WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis, the failed 1988 presidential nominee, recently visited the White House and delivered his strategy for the midterm elections: pound key precincts across the country with the message that Republicans want to implement the same policies that led to the Great Recession. Dukakis, who said in a telephone interview that he "popped in" to the White House while on a trip here several weeks ago, said he told aides to President Obama that Republicans "want to go back and do exactly what got us in this mess in the first place." "It seems...
  • Dukakis shared his strategy for midterm elections at the White House

    09/28/2010 5:06:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/28/10 | Michael Kranish
    Former Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis, the failed 1988 presidential nominee, recently visited the White House and delivered his strategy for the midterm elections: pound key precincts across the country with the message that Republicans want to implement the same policies that led to the Great Recession. Dukakis, who said in a telephone interview that he "popped in" to the White House while on a trip here several weeks ago, said he told aides to President Obama that Republicans "want to go back and do exactly what got us in this mess in the first place." "It seems to me...
  • Politics Above Science: Not One Expert on Obama's Gulf Spill Panel

    06/20/2010 6:11:28 PM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 2 replies
    The Voice of Reason ^ | June 20, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    When President Acorn was running for the White House, he led many people to believe that he was a technocrat. What does that mean? Ideally a technocrat is someone who gets things done without regard to ideology. Now, I am a conservative ideologue, but I can see that there are times when you just want a job done. For example,I want access to the best doctor, regardless of his voting record. While incredible amounts of oil are being spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, I do not care if the solution comes from a conservative, libertarian or even a liberal....
  • Obamas Dean/Dukaksis Moment

    06/10/2010 5:57:05 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 5 replies · 56+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 06-10-10 | Alan Speakman
    Ouch. As much as I truly didn't want to acknowledge it, I listened to the "ass kicking" display and felt the same embarrassed awkwardness I felt when Howard Dean and Mike Dukakis tried to channel their own inner manly man... Hollow theatrics don't matter when push comes to shove; they just are embarrassing in the face of the environmental disaster that is the Gulf oil spill. Say what you will about Dubya, one fact about him remains clear - he never resorted to "acting" due to a lack of insight or conviction in his beliefs -- regarding Katrina or any...
  • 35 years after Horton murder, victims kin carry on his memory

    10/26/2009 6:57:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 756+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 26, 2009 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Fourteen years before an antsy convicted killer named Willie Horton torpedoed Gov. Michael S. Dukakis presidential hopes, Joseph Fournier was just an earnest kid working after school to save money for his first car. The media perversely tagged Horton Americas Most Famous Convict in 1988, but nobody knows my brother, former state Rep. Donna Fournier Cuomo resigned herself to believe.

    10/21/2009 3:06:35 PM PDT · by Syncro · 82 replies · 4,519+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | October 21, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    THE GRATING COMMUNICATOR October 21, 2009 The Obama administration has attacked Fox News in order to prevent government corruption stories broken on Fox from bleeding into the other media, which are all-consumed with daily updates on Levi Johnston's Playgirl spread and Carrie Prejean's breast implants. That's understandable. But I think the administration should have picked someone other than David Axelrod to deliver the claim that Fox News is "not really news," inasmuch as Axelrod was behind the leak of scurrilous allegations in Jack Ryan's sealed divorce papers when he was running for a Senate seat against Obama. Talk about vicious...
  • Bay State Brinksmanship: Kennedys Block Dukakis as Patrick Agonizes

    09/24/2009 11:23:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,165+ views
    New York Observer/Politicker ^ | 9/23/09 | STEVE KORNACKI
    The final day of Michael Dukakis finaland most improbable, unconventional and just plain bizarrecampaign for political office began on a bad note Wednesday morning. Influential Democrats in Washington, reacting to The Boston Globes endorsement of Dukakis for an interim Senate appointment a day earlier, had fought back by telling The New York Times that the 75-year-old former governor was out of the running and would not be named by Governor Deval Patrick to replace Ted Kennedy, as the paper reported it. Instead, The Times and other national outlets suggested that Patrick was likely to settle on Paul G. Kirk, a...
  • (Letter to editor) Duke in interim

    08/29/2009 3:42:28 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 1 replies · 355+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/28/09 | Richard Rust
    Massachusetts would be well-served if the law is changed to allow the governor to appoint an interim senator while the election of a successor proceeds and thus the state will not lose a voice as critical legislation comes before Congress. There would be no better and deserving choice for the interim position than former Gov. Mike Dukakis. - Richard Rust, Boston
  • Politicians, Heal Thyselves!

    07/24/2009 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,023+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | July 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSENISS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: If Democrats in Washington think their health care reform with a public option is a good thing, why have they exempted themselves from it? Why isn't what's good for their constituents good for them?During ABC's June 24 infomercial for government-run health care broadcast from the White House, President Obama was asked if he and his family would abide by the restrictions and limitations that came with his proposed reforms. In what Ed Morrissey at called "Obama's Michael Dukakis moment," President Obama refused to make such a pledge and confessed that if "it's my family member, if it's...
  • Obamas Michael Dukakis moment

    Barack Obama got ABC to move their news division into the White House in order to make the big pitch for his egalitarian, everyone-gets-treated-equally ObamaCare push. Instead, Obama fumbled into a Michael Dukakis moment that exposed him as a hypocrite. ABC itself leads with Obamas response that he wouldnt stay within his own plan for his family:
  • Obama&#8217;s Michael Dukakis moment (GREAT POINT)

    06/25/2009 11:07:04 AM PDT · by 4rcane · 9 replies · 1,237+ views Barack Obama got ABC to move their news division into the White House in order to make the big pitch for his egalitarian, everyone-gets-treated-equally ObamaCare push. Instead, Obama fumbled into a Michael Dukakis moment that exposed him as a hypocrite. ABC itself leads with Obama’s response that he wouldn’t stay within his own plan for his family:
  • Tom Finneran gets help from former governors in pardon bid

    01/09/2009 3:02:41 PM PST · by ninonitti · 6 replies · 300+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, January 9, 2009 | AP
    BOSTON Former Massachusetts House Speaker Thomas Finneran has enlisted the help of four former governors in his bid to get a pardon from President Bush on an obstruction of justice conviction. The Boston Globe reports Friday that Finneran submitted an application for a presidential pardon last month. The four governors Democrat Michael Dukakis and Republicans William Weld, Paul Cellucci, and Jane Swift followed with a letter of support. In the letter, obtained by the newspaper, the governors says Finneran has been severely punished and has "learned the error of the episode." Finneran, currently a radio talk show...
  • Dukakis Was As Strong A Candidate As Obama (Demographic changes helped President-elect Obama)

    11/10/2008 12:17:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 167+ views
    Open Left ^ | November 10, 2008 | Chris Bowers
    Barack Obama was no better a candidate than Michael Dukakis. That sentence sounds absurd, right? Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in the primaries, and went on to win the highest Democratic vote percentage since 1964. Dukakis, by contrast, barely emerged from a primary field of--at least when their 1988 political statures are compared to Clinton's in 2008--relative minnows, and then went on to squander an enormous polling advantage in the general election. Surely, Obama and Dukakis are not comparable in terms of their ability as campaigners. However, as I discuss in the extended entry, virtually all of Obama's, and really all...
  • I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this deportation

    11/02/2008 8:51:38 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 7 replies · 328+ views
    SeeBS ^ | November 2, 2008 | NonValueAdded
    subtitle: sorry, auntie. Now get under the bus.From the perky Katie interview:Couric: YOU HAVE AN AUNT WHOS BEEN LIVING IN THIS COUNTRY APPARENTLY ILLEGALLY, AND YOUR CAMPAIGN SAYS ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE LAWS SHOULD BE FOLLOWED. SO WOULD YOU SUPPORT HER BEING DEPORTED TO KENYA? Sen. Obama: If she is violating laws those laws have to be obeyed. Were a nation of laws. Obviously that doesnt lessen my concern for her, I havent been able to be in touch with her. But Im a strong believer you have to obey the law.
  • Dukakis hits changed McCain (CLASSLESS LOSER)

    10/17/2008 8:57:39 PM PDT · by · 52 replies · 948+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-17-08 | Dinan
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis said Friday that it was "pretty pathetic" of Sen. John McCain to choose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate and questioned the Republican candidate's use of a Karl Rove protege to run his campaign. In an online chat with The Washington Times, Mr. Dukakis, former Massachusetts governor and now a professor at Northeastern University, said that's just one sign Mr. McCain has changed for the worse since his failed 2000 presidential campaign. "His selection of Sarah Palin as a running mate was, I thought, pretty pathetic. I made a lot of mistakes...
  • Dukakis on the Election: Obama Knows How to Win, 'McCain Has Nothing'

    10/07/2008 3:32:56 PM PDT · by Leisler · 45 replies · 784+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | Oct 7, 2008 | Steve Knornaki
    When John McCains campaign made it clear over the weekend that their stretch-run strategy would lean heavily on raising questions about Barack Obamas personal history and past associations, Obamas communications director provided a simple, almost indifferent reaction to The Washington Post: This isnt 1988. Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential nominee whose campaign was eviscerated that year by tactics ripped from the same playbook from which Mr. McCain now seems intent on borrowing, tends to agree. Well, it happens every time, the former Massachusetts governor said in an interview on the afternoon of Oct. 6 in his college office. Theyre desperate,...
  • Dukakis: McCain Using Same Race Tactics As Willie Horton Ad (Obama Presidency: 4 Yrs Of Race-Baiting

    09/24/2008 4:43:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies · 729+ views
    Politickerma ^ | 9/22/2008 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    Former Gov. Michael Dukakis said Monday that John McCain's presidential campaign is using the same race-based tactics that were used against him in the 1988 presidential run...