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  • After Trump’s RNC speech, Hillary and her party should be running scared

    07/22/2016 6:14:18 AM PDT · by orchestra · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/2016 | Douglas E. Schoen
    Hillary Clinton and the Democrats should be worried. Why? Because Donald Trump delivered Thursday night and did what he needed to do. No, he didn’t deliver a speech with great oratorical flourish. No, he didn’t broaden the base of the party significantly though he did speak about minorities and the LGBTQ community in ways that he hadn’t done before. What Trump did, and he did it very well, was to raise the stakes of the election and define it in his own terms. Law and order, crime in the streets, and terror. He managed to make the argument, compellingly, that...
  • Democrats unsure Hillary Clinton can beat Donald Trump in general election

    01/04/2016 9:37:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 56 replies
    WT ^ | January 3, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Democratic Party activists are conflicted over whether Hillary Clinton can take on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in the general election, with some fearing she provides too much ammunition for the flamboyant businessman's style of attack. While Mr. Trump is leading the national polls and calling the shots in what's become a circuslike GOP primary season, Mrs. Clinton tops a sedentary Democratic race with two other opponents respectfully nipping at her without doing much damage -- and party stalwarts are happy to have it that way. "I hear a lot of people saying, 'You know, I've watched the Democratic debates...
  • Democrats Wigging Out With Worry

    11/12/2015 1:39:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | November 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: They are worried. The Democrat Party is worried. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise. They are worried. Hillary Clinton's wearing a wig? We always knew she was fake, phony baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock 'n' roller. Now the big news is Hillary's wigs? By the way, who was first to observe that she might have been wearing wigs and pointing it out? That was me, your guiding light El Rushbo, weeks ago. Her hair didn't look natural. But when you know how to look at Hillary, it's not hard to figure out, find out she is wearing...
  • Four potential Republican challengers who worry Hillary

    12/04/2014 5:52:16 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/4/2014 | Aime Parnes
    Hillary Clinton allies are focusing on four potential Republican challengers for the White House: Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and Scott Walker.
  • The Senate race that worries Democrats most (The still exempt LA RAT Mary Landrieu)

    03/17/2014 4:52:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/17/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has been near the top of the list of the most vulnerable senators facing reelection since day one of the 2014 election cycle. But notable developments in recent weeks suggest her seat is increasingly at risk of falling into Republican hands. Republican groups have blitzed Landrieu over the airwaves while she has gotten limited cover from Democratic allies; polls show she is locked in a close race against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R); and now, Landrieu is reserving $2.6 million in airtime between April and June, an apparent recognition that the cascade of opposition ads has forced...
  • Senate race in Michigan has Dems nervous

    03/16/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats are facing their toughest Michigan Senate fight in two decades. A sour national political climate, a little-known candidate and big spending by conservative outside groups have given Republicans a real shot at winning an open seat and boosted their chances at seizing Senate control. Republicans had all but written off the Democratic-leaning state last summer after they failed to recruit either Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) or Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to run, leaving them with former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) as their nominee. But President Obama’s dismal poll numbers, millions spent by conservative groups and...
  • Dems worrying about re-election prospects distancing themselves from Obama over health law rollout

    11/29/2013 3:21:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    AP/Fox ^ | 11/29/2013
    A month after emerging from a government shutdown at the top of their game, many Democrats in Congress newly worried about the party's re-election prospects are for the first time distancing themselves from President Barack Obama after the disastrous rollout of his health care overhaul. At issue, said several Obama allies, is a loss of trust in the president after only 106,000 people — instead of an anticipated half million — were able to buy insurance coverage the first month of the new "Obamacare" web sites. In addition, some 4.2 million Americans received notices from insurers that policies Obama had...
  • Worried Democrats eager to change message off ObamaCare

    11/13/2013 2:08:08 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    But Republicans are pledging to stay focused on ObamaCare, which they see as symbolic of a greater problem with Democrats’ governing vision and abilities.Democrats are scrambling to regain control of the national political narrative as problems with ObamaCare are threatening to undo all of the advantage they gained following the government shutdown, jeopardizing their chances in 2014. House Democrats outlined plans to refocus attention on the potential for another showdown over the federal budget in January — when the current government funding measure is set to run out — in a memo issued at a caucus meeting Wednesday by...
  • ObamaCare gives incumbent Dems the jitters

    10/26/2013 12:25:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    The Affordable Care Act is casting a shadow over Democrats’ chances in Senate battleground states, putting pressure on vulnerable Senate Democrats to distance themselves from the law’s clumsy rollout. Five vulnerable Democratic incumbents who this week called for extending the law’s enrollment period and delaying penalties for not signing up on time come from states where voters hold unfavorable views of the law. Some Democratic strategists, however, argue the issue is not as potent as Republicans think and predict it could boomerang on conservatives who have pushed for a full repeal of the law without offering detailed proposals to replace...
  • James Carville: Ted Cruz Is The 'Most Talented, Fearless Republican Politician I've Seen In 30 Yrs.'

    05/06/2013 7:28:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Democratic strategist James Carville lavished praise on freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has quickly become one of the Senate's most polarizing new members. Echoing former Sen. Jim DeMint on ABC's "This Week," Carville cheered Cruz for not being afraid to take on his own party so soon into his Senate career. "I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I've seen in the last 30 years," Carville said. "I further think that he's going to run for president and he is going to create something. I'm not sitting here saying he's going to win, and I...
  • Democrats on edge amid Obama debate fallout

    10/10/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | October 10, 2012 | Julie Pace
    It's more than President Barack Obama's lackluster debate performance that has some Democrats on edge a month from Election Day. Party loyalists, in Washington and in battleground states, are fretting that Obama's campaign has been slow to rebound after Republican Mitt Romney's commanding debate. They're worried that the Democratic ticket isn't aggressive enough in blocking Romney's post-debate pivot to the political center. And they fear Romney's new effort to show a softer side gives the Republican nominee an opening with female voters, who are crucial to the president's re-election prospects...
  • Report: Shake-Up in Works at Obama Campaign Headquarters

    10/09/2012 9:06:22 AM PDT · by TBBT · 81 replies ^ | 10/9/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    NBC's Chuck Todd reports: "I'm hearing chatter that there's maybe some people from the last campaign that's maybe going to get a little more involved," said Todd.
  • Some Seniors Worry Over Ryan Selection

    08/12/2012 7:45:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2012 | By ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES
    The news that Mitt Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan, who has suggested changing Medicare, as his running mate sparked worries over the weekend among some residents at the Stella Maris retirement community in Miami Beach—concerns that could reverberate among seniors nationwide. Nancy Scarchilli, a 92-year-old registered Democrat who is undecided this year, said Medicare "just paid a beautiful penny for my hospitalization" for heart failure, adding that she likes the program "the way it is." Gisela Adán, another resident of the Stella Maris retirement community, said Saturday she relies on Social Security and Medicare but was unfamiliar with the details...
  • Smart Democrats Should Be Worried

    08/11/2012 2:48:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 11, 2012 | John Fund
    Liberal pundits are already fanning out in force to attack and discredit Paul Ryan. Michael Tomasky, who recently wrote a Newsweek cover story calling Mitt Romney a “wimp,” has now decided that Romney’s bold move is “a terrible choice” because Ryan has proven himself to be an extremist on budget issues. No doubt there are many Democrats rubbing their hands in glee in contemplation of reviving some version of the ad that featured an actor playing Paul Ryan pushing a grandmother in a wheelchair off a cliff. But the smarter ones are worried. First, if Ryan is an extremist and...
  • Obama campaign: Romney fundraising edge means ‘we’re in trouble’

    08/06/2012 8:13:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August. 6, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama's re-election campaign warned supporters in an email plea for cash on Monday that Mitt Romney's vast fundraising edge means "we're in trouble" with scarcely three months to go before Election Day. "We got beat three months in a row," the campaign said in the unsigned message. "If we don't step it up, we're in trouble." The appeal came hours after the two sides released their July fundraising totals, revealing that Romney and the Republican Party scooped up $101 million against the $75 million hauled in by Obama and the Democrats.
  • Four Little Words (Why the Obama campaign is suddenly so worried)

    07/27/2012 5:17:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 79 replies
    What's the difference between a calm and cool Barack Obama, and a rattled and worried Barack Obama? Four words, it turns out. "You didn't build that" is swelling to such heights that it has the president somewhere unprecedented: on defense. Mr. Obama has felt compelled—for the first time in this campaign—to cut an ad in which he directly responds to the criticisms of his now-infamous speech, complaining his opponents took his words "out of context."
  • James Carville: 'I'm worried' for the general election

    10/26/2011 8:52:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/26/2011 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    James Carville underscored the concerns among Democrats about the current economic picture and what it means for 2012 in a radio interview with Scott Hennen: _______________________________ "Everything worries me in this environment. Nobody’s gotten elected with these kinds of numbers. So, I’m worried in the general election. I profoundly admit that. Again, Romney’s just making a technocratic kind of confidence argument, and he’s really kind of a windsock of a guy. If you don’t like his position on something, give it a day he’ll change it." _______________________________ To some extent, underscoring concern helps gin up the Democratic base and crystallizes...
  • Dems Face Doom in House (Is it time to properly investigate Hussein and his thugs?)

    08/21/2010 7:12:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies · 1+ views
    DOD Buzz ^ | 8/20/10 | Colin Clark
    Dems Face Doom in HouseBy Colin Clark Friday, August 20th, 2010 12:10 pm Washington’s most respected election analyst, Charlie Cook, is now calling the House for the Republicans. And he’s predicting not just a close race, which had been the call of most analysts until now, but is predicting a so-called “wave” election, one where the party in power is swept away. Cook spoke with the Wall Street Journal. Before GOP tribalists begin crowing and dancing the sacred dance of victory, Cook cautions that he does not think the GOP is likely to win the Senate. And, with all respect...
  • Democrats worried about Obama track record

    02/21/2010 3:22:33 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies · 2,212+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | LIZ SIDOTI and RON FOURNIER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic governors said Sunday they worry about President Barack Obama's track record on fighting Republican political attacks and urged him to better connect with anxious voters. Some allies pleaded for a new election-year strategy focused on the economy. "It's got to be better thought out," Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said. "It's got to be more proactive." And, he said, Democrats must hit back just as hard as they are hit by Republicans.
  • Democrats Fret That the Public Is Dissatisfied

    01/16/2010 10:24:25 AM PST · by maggief · 54 replies · 1,861+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 16, 2010 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    BOSTON — There may be no better place to measure the shifting fortunes of President Obama and the Democratic Party than in the race being fought here this weekend for the Senate seat that had been held by Edward M. Kennedy. When Mr. Obama was inaugurated one year ago this week, he and his party had big majorities in the Senate and House, enjoyed the backing of much of the country and were confidently preparing to enact an ambitious legislative agenda. Republicans seemed directionless and the conservative movement exhausted. This weekend, Democrats are struggling to hang on to a seat...
  • Are Dems this worried about losing the Massachusetts special election?

    01/09/2010 10:49:36 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 25 replies · 2,245+ views ^ | January 9, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    For a party that should be coasting to victory in a Senate election they never lose, the Democrats seems mighty worried about the prospects of the hand-picked replacement for Ted Kennedy. A few weeks ago, no one would have thought for a moment that Republican Scott Brown would come within 20 points of Martha Coakley, the Kennedy family-approved heir to the “Liberal Lion’s” seat in the US Senate. Yesterday, Democrats got so rattled that they began speaking openly of keeping Brown out of the Senate for as long as they could once he wins:
  • Obama's safety worries many Blacks question Secret Service's diligence

    01/03/2010 1:24:50 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 84 replies · 2,608+ views
    Wil Haygood Washington Post Posted January 3, 2010 at midnight WASHINGTON - Virginia socialites Tareq and Michaele Salahi's crashing of President Obama's first state dinner in the White House on Nov. 24 prompted a ripple of concern among black Americans nationwide that lingers still. "You are talking probably 100 percent concern about the president's safety from my listeners," said Joe Madison, known as "the Black Eagle," who hosts a popular nationwide radio program that attracts mostly black listeners. "People are worried. My callers think there's not the intensity to protect this president given his unique history. It shouldn't be business...
  • Worried White House seeks to avoid another Vietnam

    09/23/2009 6:03:11 PM PDT · by Saije · 58 replies · 1,160+ views
    London Times ^ | 9/23/2009 | Tim Reid
    The memory of the Vietnam War is holding an increasingly powerful sway over President Obama and his White House team as they explore ways to avoid the surge of troops into Afghanistan urgently being demanded by the US military. Mr Obama and his foreign policy circle have begun openly to use language born of the Vietnam disaster, such as “mission creep” and “quagmire”. It is a clear sign that the President harbours doubts about a deeper military commitment in Afghanistan. Vice-President Biden is leading calls for a change of plan, with a scaling back of troops in Afghanistan and a...
  • Democrats aren't worried about 2010. It's all party of The Plan.

    09/15/2009 7:20:22 PM PDT · by DavidFarrar · 52 replies · 1,944+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | September 15, 2009 | Tony Rubolotta
    Communists and socialists have never been closer to taking over the United States and they know this is no time for timidity. Ignoring popular opinion is part of the game plan, as is marginalizing any opposition. It worked for three massive spending bills and it will work again. Some Democrats may lose their seats, but taking a hit for the party is a call to duty they will answer. Besides, as long as they control Congress post 2010, Democrats will control redistricting as a consequence of the census and the lost seats may be regained in 2012."
  • Daily Kos Worried About Obamacare Protests; Claim Protesters Are Paid Agitators Or Lobbyists

    08/04/2009 8:26:38 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies · 2,038+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 4, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    It is said that the people are revolting. You said it! They stink on ice!That pretty much sums up the attitude of the Kossacks at the Daily Kos. However, unlike the Mel Brooks version of King Louis XVI in "History of the World: Part I," the Kossacks are fearful, deeply fearful, of the people. They are worried that the Tea Party protesters who show up at the town hall meetings conducted by members of Congress might derail Obamacare due to the large turnouts and vehemence of their protests as you can see in this thread posted by Kossack icebergslim: Sure,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-03-09 (KOmmies Worried About Health Care Townhall Protests)

    08/03/2009 6:56:00 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 89 replies · 2,086+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 3, 2009 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    EEEK! The peasants are revolting! Specifically they are revolting at the Obamacare protests at townhall meetings held by Congress folks now that they are in recess as you can see in this KOmmie THREAD, "I don't like how this is going down, period." Yeah, they don't like how this is going down because of the MASSIVE protests at those townhall meetings. I love watching the videos of people showing up at what were previously tame and lightly attended townhall meetings and loudly protesting Obamacare. Usually the folks protesting know a lot more about Obamacare than the flustered legislators. So...
  • More than a bad day: Worries grow that Barack Obama & Co. have a competence problem

    03/15/2009 6:22:08 AM PDT · by NCjim · 80 replies · 3,376+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 15, 2009 | Michael Goodwin
    Not long ago, after a string of especially bad days for the Obama administration, a veteran Democratic pol approached me with a pained look on his face and asked, "Do you think they know what they're doing?" The question caught me off guard because the man is a well-known Obama supporter. As we talked, I quickly realized his asking suggested his own considerable doubts. Yes, it's early, but an eerily familiar feeling is spreading across party lines and seeping into the national conversation. It's a nagging doubt about the competency of the White House. It was during George W. Bush's...
  • More than a bad day: Worries grow that Barack Obama & Co. have a competence problem

    03/15/2009 8:54:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies · 2,342+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/15/09 | Michael Goodwin
    Not long ago, after a string of especially bad days for the Obama administration, a veteran Democratic pol approached me with a pained look on his face and asked, "Do you think they know what they're doing?"
  • Obama worries US debt may shape legacy (On the 8th day? Is Hussein a wuss?)

    01/28/2009 7:31:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies · 1,396+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/27/09
    Obama worries US debt may shape legacyTue Jan 27, 5:21 pm ET WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama told Republicans behind closed doors Tuesday that he worried about the soaring US debt because "I will be judged by the legacy I leave behind" on the economy, a source said. Wooing lawmakers openly hostile to his stimulus plan, Obama also warned that the current recession was "different, deeper, and global," and that inaction could cause "irreparable" economic damage, said a Republican participant. But "nobody is more worried about the deficit and the debt than me," he told Republicans who charge the...
  • They are Dancing and Cheering, But Barack Obama’s Army is Sick with Anxiety (Dems Freaking)

    11/02/2008 3:36:19 PM PST · by kristinn · 132 replies · 5,366+ views
    TimesOnLine ^ | Monday, November 3, 2008 | Tim Reid in Columbus, Ohio
    SNIP Yet beneath the energy and party atmosphere – with a crowd of 60,000 it was the biggest political rally in the history of Columbus – and the heady excitement that after this marathon campaign they had at last reached the cusp of history, many of these Ohioans were suffering a new mental condition on the eve of Election Day. It could be called “Victory Will Still Be Snatched From Us Compulsive Disorder”. “I am so afraid some ghastly trick will be played again and we’ll wake up on Wednesday morning and we’ll be where we were in the last...
  • DUmmies's Sleepless Nights Ahead in the DUmpster (Panic/Meltdown ensues)

    11/02/2008 3:02:09 PM PST · by DrHannibalLecter · 65 replies · 2,352+ views
    Based on the following: 538.Com: Pennsylvania Tightening, Virgina Tightening, Florida Moved To Toss up, McCain Win% Improves Dummies frantic, erratic now...and cannibalizing those who posts negative stories.. "Uh oh. It's New Hampshire all over again." " I think it's worth noting rather than ignoring." "I'm still soooo nervous!" "It's called being a bitter f*cking troll who does nothing but deflate" "Okay. Yes. I'm a secret closet Republican who hopes Obama loses" "Whatever man, get me banned then." "I come to DU for discussion, not propaganda" "Old Clintonite assholes coming out in droves now" "Why should everything be positive to you?"...
  • NRO : Is Team Obama Worried McCain Will Pull It Out ?

    10/29/2008 7:02:18 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies · 1,925+ views
    NRO ^ | October 29, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Typical leftist bicycle rider. Totally out of control.
  • MoveOn Worried About the Polls

    10/14/2008 3:23:30 PM PDT · by tips up · 35 replies · 1,789+ views | 10/14/08 |
    Dear MoveOn member, Obama's now ahead in most polls. That's great, but there's just one problem: the polls could be wrong. This is an unprecedented election. No one knows how racism may affect what voters tell pollsters—or what they'll do in the privacy of the voting booth. And there are plenty of other unknowns. We can't afford to take any chances with the most important election of our lifetimes. Whatever the polls say, we all need to get out, talk to voters, and make sure every single Obama supporter makes it to the polls. The Obama campaign in Denver needs...
  • Curry Concerned Biden Victim of 'Double-Standard'

    10/03/2008 5:22:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 92 replies · 2,452+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Poor Joe. Ann Curry is concerned that the senator from Delaware was the victim of a double-standard during last night's debate that caused him to hide his light under a barrel. The Today show co-anchor [subbing for Meredith Vieira] expressed her misgivings this morning to Obama supporter Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) ANN CURRY: But he restrained himself to some degree. I mean, she called him "Joe," he called her "Governor." She attacked him, he didn't attack her. Do you think there was a double-standard at play here? Did Joe pull down his full game, and did that hurt him last...
  • Dems worry Bush could pardon Rove, Miers

    10/03/2008 11:05:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 1,956+ views
    Dems worry Bush could pardon Rove, Miers By Susan Crabtree Posted: 10/03/08 12:55 PM [ET] Democrats are worried that President Bush may pardon Karl Rove, Harriet Miers and other key administration officials alleged to have played a role in the firing of nine U.S. attorneys. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), who chairs a Judiciary Committee subcommittee, expressed concern Friday that Bush pardons on the final day of his tenure in the Oval Office could cut off any chance of former White House officials being forced to testify before Congress about their role in the U.S. attorneys' removal in 2006. The Department...
  • New Republic Worries About 'Disappointing Fall' of Obama

    08/28/2008 5:25:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 119+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 28, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    What a difference a few weeks make. It wasn't too long ago that the liberal media were already congratulating themselves on Barack Obama's "inevitable" victory. Many of those reports crossed the line into flat out gloating in which the election itself was a mere formality on the road to the coronation of the Lightworker. Well, that was then and now it appears that Obama's halo of perfection has become quite tarnished to the extent that the liberal New Republic is worrying if their erstwhile messiah is heading towards a "long, disappointing fall." John B. Judis, a senior editor of The...
  • The Beginning of the End for Obama?

    08/25/2008 11:55:28 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 52 replies · 392+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 25, 2008 | Seth Swirsky
    Liberals are nervous and for good reason. With battleground state polls moving in McCain’s direction, they sense — but have not fully come to the realization yet — that this election may be a landslide for McCain. After the rollercoaster ride that Obama’s soaring speeches took the electorate and pundits on for months — a rollercoaster that they chose not to get off of — a sizable defeat of Obama would be tough to take...
  • Barack Obama's aides worrying over what Bill Clinton will say in his convention speech

    08/22/2008 11:46:59 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 40 replies · 179+ views
    Telegraph ^ | August 22, 2008 | Tim Shipman
    The former president has been slow to provide Mr Obama's aides with details of what he will say, raising concerns that he will stop short of the emphatic endorsement they want to see. Allies of Mr Clinton say that he wants to use the bulk of his speech in Denver next Wednesday to attack the record of George W. Bush, accusing the current president of squandering the economic gains of the Clinton years. That will inevitably be seen as a message to those who yearn for a Clinton restoration, rather than a boost for Mr Obama.
  • Obama team unworried by polls

    08/10/2008 2:18:54 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies · 83+ views ^ | August 10, 2008 | UPI
    Recent public polls indicating a near dead-heat in the U.S. presidential race don't worry Barack Obama's top backers, they say.
  • Democrats on edge as Obama's high profile fails to deliver big poll lead

    08/08/2008 9:21:47 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 53 replies · 219+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Aug. 9, 2008 | Ewen MacAskill
    For them, this is supposed to be the Democrats' year, an inevitable march towards the White House after the catastrophic defeats of 2000 and 2004. Almost everything seems to be going their way: unpopular president, disenchantment with the Iraq war, a faltering economy and an inspirational Democratic candidate. What is worrying the Democrats, in spite of all these pluses, is that Obama's poll lead has remained stubbornly small. A tracking poll by RealClearPolitics published yesterday has Obama on 46.9% compared with John McCain's 43.3%. "I think there are a lot of Democrats who are nervous," said Tad Devine, chief strategist...
  • Democrats anxious for Obama to widen lead

    08/02/2008 12:59:58 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 30 replies · 126+ views
    Financial times ^ | August 1 2008 | Edward Luce
    With just one month to go before Labour Day many Democrats fear that time is running out for Mr Obama to overcome the suspicions of this key swing vote. “We have got to move away from these beautifully choreographed speeches which appeal to groups of voters who are unassailably in the Obama camp already,” said a non-staff adviser to Mr Obama. “What plays well with the educated liberal voter sometimes grates with the blue-collar folk, whom we need on our side if we are going to win.” At this stage in the 1988 presidential race, Michael Dukakis, the Democratic candidate,...
  • Worrying About Hillary (Dems are worried)

    08/31/2007 11:49:54 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 27 replies · 1,412+ views ^ | 9/1/07 | Robert D. Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Many of the Democratic congressmen who ousted Republicans in marginal House districts last year privately express concern about the impact on their re-election prospects if Hillary Clinton is nominated for president. Because of the strong possibility that Sen. Clinton indeed will be the party's candidate, these congressmen will not openly express their fears. But they dread her impact from the top of the ticket. Clinton's opponents don't raise the question in public. But there is such underground talk in Iowa, the state opening the battle for convention delegates, questioning her "electability."
  • Bush's faith worries Albright

    05/22/2006 8:36:25 AM PDT · by pissant · 134 replies · 2,294+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/22/06 | staff
    U.S. President George W. Bush has alienated Muslims around the world by using absolutist Christian rhetoric to discuss foreign policy issues, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says. "I worked for two presidents who were men of faith, and they did not make their religious views part of American policy," she said, referring to Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, both Democrats and Christians. "President Bush's certitude about what he believes in, and the division between good and evil, is, I think, different," said Albright, who has just published a book on religion and world affairs. "The absolute truth is what...
  • Democrats Are Worrying Over Clinton in 2008

    01/25/2006 3:47:02 AM PST · by saveliberty · 72 replies · 1,788+ views
    The NY Sun ^ | 1/25/2006 | Josh Gerstein
    Senator Clinton's emergence as the early and perhaps prohibitive favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 is fueling anxiety among Democratic strategists and operatives who are worried she would lose to a Republican in the general election. Recent polling underscores some of those worries. In a CNN/USA Today/ Gallup poll made public yesterday, 51% of voters said they would definitely not vote for Mrs. Clinton if she chooses to run for president in 2008. In a separate nationwide poll conducted this month for a spirits company, Diageo, and a political newsletter, the Hotline, 44% of all voters and 19%...
  • Cisneros Probe Stirred Worries Of Democrats

    01/16/2006 1:08:48 AM PST · by mal · 61 replies · 2,983+ views ^ | R. EMMETT TYRRELL Jr. and BRIAN McGUIRE
    WASHINGTON - A long-awaited report detailing an independent counsel investigation of a former secretary of housing and urban development, Henry Cisneros, outlines a coordinated effort by Clinton administration officials to first block and then limit the probe as a way of taking pressure off an administration that was already beset by scandals. The report, by independent counsel David Barrett, is scheduled for release on January 19. Details of it have been disclosed to The New York Sun by persons familiar with its contents. The release of the report coincides with the end of an investigation that began in 1995 with...
  • Hill Chill: Dems Chafe Under Pelosi – Coup Possible?

    01/06/2006 5:06:17 AM PST · by flattorney · 21 replies · 1,378+ views
    Sun-Times ^ | January 5, 2006 | Robert Novak
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had just finished a typically discursive floor speech shortly before the year-end adjournment when a very liberal member aproached her second-in-command, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, and whispered in his ear: ''Steny, is it not time for a coup?'' It obviously was not time to oust Pelosi and replace her with Hoyer. House Democrats do not get rid of their leaders with coups, as Republicans have during the last half-century. Nevertheless, dissatisfaction with Pelosi's performance is pervasive across the ideological spectrum. Her colleagues grumble that under her leadership, the party lacks focus and a clear agenda...
  • America, interrupted (Democrats worried New Orleans Death Toll Lower than Hoped)

    09/16/2005 2:26:18 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 42 replies · 1,755+ views ^ | Friday, September 16, 2005 | Jon E. Dougherty
    <p>One of the saddest stories to come out of the Hurricane Katrina disaster is not the death and destruction of a major American city, but the death and destruction of American unity. The country banded together in a way not seen since Pearl Harbor when Islamic jihadists destroyed the World Trade Center towers and hit the Pentagon Continues...</p>
  • Lots of reasons to be worried about Justice John G. Roberts

    07/23/2005 6:45:08 AM PDT · by ratemy · 45 replies · 693+ views
    Disaffiliates ^ | Friday, July 22, 2005 | Michael Hussey
    Yesterday’s NY Times was practically begging the Senate to nominate John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court. The Time’s front page bio was a glowing review of Roberts and his “pragmatic view of the law.” David Brooks, the Times favored “conservative” used the word “love” to describe his feelings for Roberts. The headlining reader-submitted editorials were from democrats praising Roberts as “eminently qualified” and warnings to activist groups to “back off.” Three of the five reader editorials were pro-Roberts. The grey lady knows something about Roberts and she is pushing hard for this man. Assuming the Times bio is correct...
  • Feminists Tetchy Over John Roberts - (NARAL weeps, “Don’t let his choice end yours!”)

    07/23/2005 1:12:34 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 786+ views
    He’s neither a savage beast nor a blithering idiot. That’s the important part. Liberals’ primary argument against nearly every Republican to come down the pike can be characterized as an attack on his kindness or, more often, on his intelligence. But not this time. Susan Estrich, longtime Democratic strategist and manager of the failed Dukakis campaign, said on international television (Fox News) that Judge John G. Roberts is a “developed intellectual” and a very charming guy—as opposed to Nino Scalia, who eats kittens. Estrich did not explicitly voice support for Roberts, but she didn’t seem heartbroken. This is in sharp...
  • Hillary 'Truth' Has Dems Spooked

    06/21/2005 7:02:38 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 88 replies · 2,323+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/21/05 | Limbacher
    While even Clinton critics are warning that Ed Klein's book "The Truth About Hillary" may backfire by reinvigorating Mrs. Clinton's image as a victim, privately some Democrats say they're aren't so sure. Anticipating today's "Truth" release, Eric Hauser, a Democratic activist who was press secretary to former Sen. Bill Bradley during the 2000 presidential primaries, said he fears the book could hurt her political viability. "There are widespread and legitimate concerns about her ability to win an election," he told Knight Ridder. One-time Hillary advisor Dick Morris warned last week that he thought that Klein's unsubstantiated allegation about Chelsea's conception...