Category Archives: 2010 Elections

So close, yet so far

Jefferson Morley at Salon: In his new book, “Pity the Billionaire,” Tom Frank turns his mordant eye on the unlikeliest political development of the Obama presidency: how the crash of 2008 served to strengthen the political right. The deregulation of … Continue reading

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Infidels and heretics

GOP senator says Tea Party challenges ‘killed off’ efforts at Republican majority Sen. Dick Lugar (Ind.) facing a primary contest from the right in his reelection bid said past Tea Party-backed challenges had “killed off” Republican efforts to take the … Continue reading

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Hunters Don’t Run With the Herd

There are two diametrically opposed narratives out there regarding a Sarah Palin run for the Republican nomination. One is that she is a dumb bimbo who is paradoxically a brilliant businesswomen and doesn’t want to upset the gravy train. The … Continue reading

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One Shall Rise

At the Republican convention of 2008, John McCain was introduced by the first major party female candidate for Vice President in 24 years, and the first in the Republican Party. McCain sent a signal to PUMA supporters of Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

Governor Reagan, who in most cases does typify his party, but in some cases there is a radical departure by him from the heritage of Eisenhower and others. -James Earl Carter If a poll were taken today, Jon Huntsman would … Continue reading

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Representative David Wu (D-OR) accused in “unwanted sexual encounter” scandal

From The Oregonian: A distraught young woman called U.S. Rep. David Wu’s Portland office this spring, accusing him of an unwanted sexual encounter, according to multiple sources. When confronted, the Oregon Democrat acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides … Continue reading

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Ask not what your party can do for you

House Dem: Liberal groups need to back off for party to win in 2012 Liberal groups need to stay out of Democratic primaries if the party is going to retake the House majority, according to a conservative Massachusetts Democrat. Rep. … Continue reading

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