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  • Why the Democrats don't need an overhaul

    12/11/2016 5:59:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 11, 2016 | David Greenberg
    Until Nov. 8, everyone talked as if the presidential election would hinge on smallest incident: a killer ad, a fatal gaffe, an October surprise. But now, in the emerging conventional wisdom, tactics are suddenly deemed unimportant, as we rush to propound big theories about What It All Means. We now hear that Donald Trump’s victory — which he is calling, preposterously, a landslide — was the result of the grand tide of history, a thundering declaration of Vox Populi: Identity politics is dead. Populism is ascendant. #WhiteWorkersMatter. The people want change. The Democratic Party, without question, has lessons to learn...
  • Hoyer: Dems are 'majority voice'

    11/30/2016 3:23:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 82 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 30, 2016 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Democrats have a responsibility to fight for the "majority voice" of voters who rejected Republicans and President-elect Trump, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Wednesday. Hoyer, D-Md., said during a news conference that more people in the November election "voted for the agenda that this leadership group represents" and not for Republicans, who retained the majority in the House, the Senate and recaptured the White House.
  • Obama will ask Trump to keep executive orders in place

    11/10/2016 1:51:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 369 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/9/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama has described Donald Trump as ignorant, dangerous and unfit to lead the nation, but he’ll ask the Republican president-elect Thursday not to wipe out his cherished, legacy-making executive actions on everything from the Iranian nuclear deal to Obamacare. In a meeting at the White House to prepare Mr. Trump for taking office, Mr. Obama will try to persuade the president-elect to honor what his aides call a “tradition” of preserving executive actions implemented by the departing chief executive. “There is a tradition, particularly with regard to executive agreements of successive presidents preserving some element of continuity,” said White...
  • Univision's Jorge Ramos says Trump's snub of Latino media will cost him

    11/09/2016 11:28:11 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 64 replies
    CNN Money ^ | By Brian Stelter November 08, 2016
    By Brian Stelter November 08, 2016 17:52PM EST Univision executives like to say that the road to the White House runs through the Hispanic community. "This argument will be tested today," Univision's top anchorman Jorge Ramos said Tuesday. Donald Trump defied the argument, declining Ramos's repeated entreaties for an interview, despite the fact that Univision (UVN) is the dominant TV network among Spanish speakers in the United States.(snip) "The only other candidate that didn't want to talk to us was Bob Dole in 1996, and lost," Ramos told CNNMoney. "Regardless of the results, I think Trump will be the last...
  • NY Times hilariously spins awful Hillary polls: ‘There’s a lot of room for improvement!’

    05/24/2016 6:13:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Whistling past the graveyard. I really don’t even know why the Democratic Party spends a dime on communication staff. Why not just hand out copies of the New York Times to everyone? It would accomplish the same purpose, and most of the time they’re all on social media posting links to the Times anyway. No matter what happens, the Times is there and ready to spin it to put the story in the best - or least bad - light for the Democrats. Those polls you’ve heard about in recent weeks that show Trump either pulling into the lead or...
  • BRAKING NEWS: Donald Trump is a Garbage Human Being Who is Leading a Movement of Other Garbage Human

    03/25/2016 1:32:29 PM PDT · by Timmy · 149 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | March 25, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    So, listen, to get this out of the way, I am sure there are a lot of Donald Trump supporters who are not garbage human beings. I am sure there are quite a lot of them who just quite frankly don’t know about the abominable things he’s done since he started this campaign (including his mockery of a disabled reporter, his likening Ben Carson to a child molester, his multiple intentional lies about his own past positions, his open courting of white supremacists, or his lengthy history of supporting Democrats, including Hillary Clinton). Some (many?) of his supporters just see...
  • Obama says he’s not ‘ashamed’ of his presidency

    03/23/2016 12:47:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    As he looks back at his presidency in his final year, President Obama said Wednesday he has nothing to be “ashamed” of. “I feel pretty good about the fact that I can look back and say that I operated with honesty and integrity and don’t feel as if I said things I didn’t believe, or acted in ways that would make me ashamed,” Mr. Obama told reporters in Argentina. “That, I think, counts for something.” At a joint press conference with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, Mr. Obama was asked by a Buenos Aires resident on Facebook if he had achieved...
  • Gasparino: Insider Polling Show Cruz & Rubio Surges In South Carolina!

    02/20/2016 1:21:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | February 19, 2016 | Charlie Gasparino
    Is Trump losing his one big lead in South Carolina? Just days before the South Carolina primary, some polls have shown Trump's once-huge lead in Palmetto State is shrinking. But now, hours before voters head to the polls, FOX Business' Charles Gasparino is hearing it from inside sources that both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are seeing surges in support. On Friday's show, Gasparino told Tom Sullivan the campaigns and the "big money" behind them are seeing private poll numbers that suggest both Republican Senators may do better than the pundits expect and even top Donald Trump....
  • White House Spokesman: Putin is Playing Checkers, Not Chess

    10/06/2015 5:02:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 91 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/6/15 | Jenna Lifhits
    White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was playing checkers, not chess, the latest in a series of attempts to paint Putin as weak.In a question at the White House press briefing, a reporter implied that the stalled talks between Russia and America are a part of Russian strategy. She asked whether the White House would walk away with Russia’s stalling tactic in mind, or whether the administration believes that Putin will follow through on the U.S.-Russian agreement for a political transition in Syria.“The White House says that the preferred approach has to be diplomacy,...
  • Hillary Clinton laughs at possible criminal charges in email scandal

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton burst into laughter when asked Thursday about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie saying she should be prosecuted for using a private email account and home-based email server for official business as secretary of state. Mrs. Clinton kept shaking her head and chuckling when asked on CNN’s “The Situation Room” about the possibility that Russia, China or even 18-year-olds would have hacked into U.S. national security secrets that were stored on the email server in the basement of her home in New York.
  • Unnngh..

    10/05/2004 11:42:29 AM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 4,700 replies · 73,100+ views
    unnngh...
  • Voters Unlikely to Care Much About the Hillary Clinton Email Furor

    03/04/2015 9:06:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Brendan Nyhan
    The report Monday that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state raises a number of important questions about government transparency and access to public records. Unsurprisingly, however, the conversation quickly veered from matters of policy into ominous speculation about the political consequences for Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic Party presidential front-runner, including hyperbolic suggestions that the emails could “shake up the 2016 race,” cause irreparable damage to her, cause her to lose the general election, or even help force her out of the race.
  • Republicans will now taste their bitter harvest

    11/11/2014 6:53:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher, The Nation
    In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations, “If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.” In his more sober moments, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), about to achieve his lifelong ambition of becoming Senate majority leader, may wonder whether he, too, has achieved a pyrrhic victory. Republicans are still crowing about the sweeping victories in 2014 that give them control of both houses of Congress. They will set the agenda, deciding what gets considered, investigated...
  • Kathleen Sebelius is resigning because Obamacare has won

    04/10/2014 8:38:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Vox ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ezra Klein
    . Obamacare has won. And that's why Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius can resign. Calls for Sebelius's resignation were almost constant after Obamacare's catastrophic launch. The problem wasn't just that Sebelius had presided over the construction of a fantastically expensive web site that flatly didn't work. It was that she didn't know healthcare.gov was going to instantly, systemically fail. And so the White House didn't know that healthcare.gov was going to instantly, systemically fail. The demands that Sebelius to step down — or be fired — were as deafening inside the building as outside of it. But...
  • The right’s fantasy is shattered: Why Obamacare has already succeeded(*Pukes*)

    01/25/2014 6:46:15 AM PST · by gooblah · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | Jan 24, 2014 06:44 | Brian Beutler
    Last week, conservative Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle and American Enterprise Institute fellow Scott Gottlieb debated New York magazine’s liberal columnist Jonathan Chait and former Assistant Surgeon General Douglas Kamerow over the proposition that Obamacare is “beyond rescue.”
  • The Death of the Death of Obamacare

    01/16/2014 1:47:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/16 | Jonathan Chait
    Last night, Douglas Kamerow and I debated Megan McArdle and Scott Gottlieb at Intelligence Squared over the notion, “Obamacare is now beyond rescue.” Intelligence Squared picked the topic two months ago, when the website was still broken, insurers were frantic, congressional Democrats were in a full-scale panic, and it seemed genuinely possible to many people that the law would simply fail. The arguments McArdle and Gottlieb made last night bore little resemblance to the sorts of failure predictions that were widely circulating last November. Many of their arguments simply took issue with the law’s goals; they argued that Medicaid does...
  • Libs in Denial: Hickenlooper says No national message in Colorado gun-control recalls

    09/15/2013 7:36:28 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    wash times ^ | 9/15/13 | d eldridge
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says last week’s victory by gun-rights voters in the state’s recall elections shouldn’t be seen as a litmus test for the rest of the nation — or even the rest of the state. The Democratic governor, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, said the recalls of two state lawmakers, both Democrats, who supported gun-control legislation he signed earlier this year were more about local politics. “I’m not sure it has a national message or even a statewide message,” he said. “These are very specific districts.” Asked if the recall indicated a broader unease...
  • Gibbs: Issa charges against IRS ‘shameful,’ owes agency apology

    06/03/2013 8:12:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/3/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday pushed back at House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) claims that top officials from the IRS’s Washington, D.C. office directed the targeting of conservative groups, calling the allegations unsubstantiated and “shameful.” “Republicans are on the verge of overplaying their hand publicly and the American people will quickly lose interest on their side in this,” Gibbs said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “They want to see the IRS cleaned up, but they understand that Darrell Issa is doing nothing more than politicizing this event. To throw around the words ‘liar’ and ‘perjury’...
  • Blow: This Is Not 2009

    05/25/2013 5:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 24, 2013 | Charles M. Blow
    With the scent of scandal encircling the White House, some Republicans are already licking their chops over the 2014 midterm elections, while some Democrats are pre-emptively licking their wounds. Not so fast, folks. Retract those tongues. While it is impossible to predict what might drive voter attitudes in an election 18 months away, there are quite a few signs that 2014 will be nothing like 2010, which produced tremendous success for Republicans. First, the electorate is less conservative. In May 2009, the Tea Party had just begun to flex its muscle and feel its power on a national level. Now,...
  • Wasserman Schultz: Republicans tried to ‘rig’ the election

    11/06/2012 2:32:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 11/04/12 | John Rossomando
    Wasserman Schultz: Republicans tried to ‘rig’ the electionBy John Rossomando /// November 4, 2012 Republicans tried to “rig” the outcome of the election by limiting early voting opportunities and by limiting who shows up at the polls, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said this morning during an appearance on C-Span. “We have run circles around them because of our very strong and effective ground game,” Wasserman Schultz said regarding early voter turnout. “Just yesterday, we had major records in terms of Democrats going in to vote in counties around the state of Florida. “The same is...