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  • How Racists and Partisans Exploit the Age of Obama

    12/13/2014 7:04:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 11, 2014 | Norm Ornstein
    Since 2008, the Democratic Party has increasingly become the home of minorities, while the Republican Party draws its support from whites.One of my fondest memories was spending four days in February 1977 as a staffer sitting on the Senate floor, mostly wedged between Gaylord Nelson and Russell Long as the Senate debated a resolution to reform its committee system. They were good friends, lovely people, and great storytellers, and I mostly sat there taking their conversation in, occasionally earning my pay by letting them know what a particular provision of the resolution did or what an amendment would do. At...
  • Think tank smackdown: Mitch McConnell vs. Norm Ornstein ("a...old-fashioned, far left guy" video)

    06/23/2013 3:13:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2013 | Ezra Klein
    --snip-- “Norm is a good, old-fashioned, far-left guy,” McConnell said. “I like him. He’s fine. He’s been wrong for as long as I can remember. And it’s great to see you here. I’ve been wanting to spar with you for years.”
  • Mr. Ornstein regrets...

    10/08/2009 7:53:49 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 7 replies · 793+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 9:33 PM CDT | Josh Painter
    Norm Ornstein, one of the least conservative analysts at the conservative American Enterprise Institute criticized 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's recent Facebook Notes op-ed on the decline of the dollar and how it is tied to our increasing national debt and reliance on foreign oil. Ornstein told the Financial Times: “The dollar has always been a testosterone issue among America’s political classes,” says Norm Ornstein, a veteran analyst at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. “This time there may be a legitimate debate to be had over the dollar’s reserve status, but Sarah Palin is not qualified to participate...
  • Is He American Enough? Obama battles a dangerous campaign storyline (Eleanor Clift)

    03/21/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2008 | Eleanor Clift
    Some 50 delegates were reportedly poised to unite behind Barack Obama if he had won by even 1 point in Texas. He lost the popular vote by 100,000 ballots, and now we learn that 100,000 Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton, probably not because of some change in party allegiance but because they thought she would be the easier candidate to beat. This kind of strategic voting often backfires (think Ralph Nader). The Texas crossovers are winners. By helping to prolong the Democratic race, they can claim credit for weakening the eventual nominee, whoever it turns out to be. Obama has...
  • Ornstein on Surge Decision: 'George Bush Believes He's Answering To A Higher Authority'

    01/08/2007 5:50:07 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 710+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    George W. Bush is less overtly religious in his public pronouncements than many of his presidential predecessors. Yet his critics often portray him as some kind of zealot who sees himself on a mission from God. Pundit Norm Ornstein perpetuated the stereotype on this morning's "Good Morning America". ABC senior national correspondent Jake Tapper narrated a segment on Pres. Bush's impending announcement of a surge of troops into Iraq. The thrust was that W is making his decision despite bi-partisan opposition. Not only are virtually all Dems opposed, but, as Tapper put it, "even some Republicans are expressing serious doubts...

    08/01/2004 9:20:38 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies · 500+ views
    Showtime ^ | Sunday August 1, 2004 | Showtime
    Ten candidates from across the country have been chosen to compete in Showtime Networks' unscripted and unprecedented reality series, AMERICAN CANDIDATE. The series focuses on six men and four women of various ages, backgrounds and political views, including Independents, Democrats, Republicans, Greens and Libertarians. AMERICAN CANDIDATE is hosted by Emmy® Award-winning talk show host Montel Williams. The 10-episode, one-hour program is created by Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy®-winning documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler ("The War Room," "American High," Showtime's FRESHMAN DIARIES) and executive produced by Cutler, Jay Roach (director of "Austin Powers in Goldmember," "Meet the Parents") and Tom Lassally ("Stay"). Week-by-week,...