Posts by matt
Obama’s liberal base ‘disengaged’ – USAToday (3/10/10): “The energized base which transformed the nation and elected our first black president (is) now disengaged,” Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile says. “If this was September, I would hit the panic button.” [...] Still, signs of trouble for the Democratic majority in Congress are springing up in: Virginia, [...]
“It’s Time to Return to the 50 State Strategy” by John Morgan (reprinted in full by permission, emphasis added) Barack Obama campaigned for President on the message of Change. Many changes were necessary amidst the failed policies of the Bush White House. The country was going in the wrong direction and we were in a [...]
Obama may compromise on consumer agency to pass financial regulation – WaPo (2/25/10): The Obama administration is no longer insisting on the creation of a stand-alone consumer protection agency as a central element of the plan to remake regulation of the financial system. In hopes of quick congressional approval of a reform bill, White House [...]
Obama haz dem: A new CNN poll finds that Americans think both Democrats and Republicans are failing to act in a bipartisan manner — and that the Democrats should be the first ones to give up some of their proposals. [...] The next one: “Many people say that bipartisan cooperation will only occur if one [...]
Toomey Holds Big Leads in Pennsylvania: A new Franklin & Marshall poll in Pennsylvania finds Pat Toomey (R) leading both Sen. Arlen Specter (D) and Rep. Joe Sestak (D) by double-digits in general election match ups. Toomey leads Specter, 44% to 34%, and tops Sestak, 38% to 20%. In the Democratic primary, Specter leads Sestak, [...]
“I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” – Barack Obama 9/12/08 The Democratic co-chairman of the bipartisan debt-reduction commission that [...]
David Axelrod edition “To the extent the Republican Party is seen as sitting on the sidelines, rooting for failure, I don’t think they will be rewarded.” – White House political adviser David Axelrod, in an interview with The Hill, on the midterm elections outlook. Seen any polls lately, dumbass?
I’m not sure how many people know this, but 1115.org was started to address the nightmare that was the 2003 California gubernatorial recall election where Gray Davis was thrown out and replaced with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s been hard to cover California politics over this time as supermajority requirements on budget bills have forced the state [...]
It’s almost as if President Summer’s Eve hadn’t already wasted nine months trying to compromise: President Obama said Tuesday that he will consider any Republican health care ideas, as long as the ideas address the goals contained in the Democratic plans already passed by the House and Senate. Just fucking shoot me.
Everyone would have to learn how to ski. (via Tom)