From the monthly archives: February 2006

Brown Tosses Lucas, Shuffles Rest

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from the PD:

With his primary opponent out of the way, though not out of earshot, U.S. Senate candidate Sherrod Brown is re-tooling for his November battle against incumbent Republican Mike DeWine.

Among the campaign?s recent changes: Dan Lucas, the controversial interim campaign manager, is out. He left the campaign Sunday and moved back to Washington.

So Lucas is out. Why? Anyone see a press release? Anything on the Brown website? David wonders if this will be enough to satisfy the blogosphere. Not for me. We asked for them to come clean and ax the guy responsible. Quietly “retooling” […]

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Sherrod Brown on Air America (audio)

On February 28, 2006 By

(hat tip UAPA):

They touch upon (gloss over really) the primary debacle, but Brown stops fully short of giving those on the blogs and in the grassroots what they’ve been asking for. Sounds like the same old to me…damn. Even puts out the bogus “behind in polls” argument. I wish Jerry knew enough to ask him about the same poll that indicated Paul would pull ahead when both positive messages get out there. Sheesh. OH02 wants a MTB kiss and make up, which will never happen but would probably go south anyways.

PS: What polls have […]

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Fukuyama: NeoCon Failure (video)

On February 28, 2006 By

Iraq teetering on civil war, Bush approval numbers lowest ever, the culture of corruption everywhere you look, and now this…Neoconservatism a failure. Francis Fukuyama, once a staunch support of the PNAC and all things Neocon, blasts the Bush administration and points to the failure that is the current global war on terror (hat tip C&L):

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CNN Pipeline Free Today

On February 28, 2006 By

psst, Pipeline from CNN (online video news streams) is free today. Check it out. Been using it for a while now and well worth the yearly subscription.

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Bush: Osama Helped Me Win

On February 28, 2006 By

(CNN):

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Bush said his 2004 re-election victory over Sen. John Kerry was inadvertently aided by Osama bin Laden, The Washington Examiner newspaper reported Tuesday.

…”I thought it was going to help,” Bush said.

“I thought it would help remind people that if bin Laden doesn’t want Bush to be the president, something must be right with Bush.”

hmmm…former CIA operative releases a tape the Friday prior to an election in which Bush ran on fear of terrorism and 9/11. Pretty sneaky, sis!

Update: That gets me thinkin’…whatever happened to Osama bin Forgotten? Weren’t we just […]

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Hackett on WLW again

On February 28, 2006 By

Hackett sitting in for Bill Cunningham again today. Online stream available. Thus far I think he’s jumped the shark. He might have lost it. Audio later….Okay, maybe just a shaky start. He’s no radio pro (yet) either.

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Sherrod Brown: Just Give Me A Reason

On February 28, 2006 By

I’ve been tough on Sherrod and his campaign. I disagree strongly with how some things have gone down, both by the candidate and by his staff. I make no bones about that. PBD recently put up a post in an attempt to find away out of the mess that is the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day Massacre. In the comments, Frank points to a daydream type scenario that got a comment from me.

Read the post and join in the discussion.

My comment: Damn Frank. I would sure love to see that happen, but fear it needed to […]

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Paul is interviewed by Angie Coiro on Mother Jones Radio – an Air America show. Paul talks about the importance of getting out his message and how that was prevented due to the now famous “machinations”. Paul denies he wouldn’t do fundraising calls. His answer is a bit weak, but he called charges of not showing up at events “utterly false”.

They talk about “the photograph” some as well, where Paul repeats his challenge to publicly debate anyone with such a charge as war crimes against him.

(hat tip UAPA)

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The Notorious UAE

On February 28, 2006 By

The more I think about this UAE port deal, the more I think it is a straw man. Think about it. What do the Republicans need now going into the 2006 election season? Separation from Bush. He’s down right nucular at this point with rock bottom job approval numbers.

The UAE port deal gives them an issue that they can stand up and disagree with the POTUS on and gain such separation. Dems only enhance that by jumping up and down and screaming about it. This leaves open the playbook for the Dem opposition to not only be neutralized, […]

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Bush Approval: All Time Low (audio)

On February 28, 2006 By

I thought the following would be good accompaniment for the following post:

(CBS) The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush’s approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high.

Just 30 percent approve of how Mr. Bush is handling the Iraq war, another all-time low.

Woooo….woooo…oooo…oooo..oooo

Also, check out this cool graphic: The Bush Death Spiral!

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Philly.com: Hackett Not Born To Run

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from philly.com:

What I learned in the process is that, even though I’m a big Bruce Springsteen fan, I was not born to run. Serve yes, run for office no.

It’s too bad, too. The job of the DSCC and Schumer is to bring guys like Hackett into the process in such a way that they don’t come away with this feeling. Confirms what some staff have said about fundraising and what some Hackett detractors have argued about not being ready for prime time. I still put much of the blame on the Dem leadership and what Paul calls […]

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