From the daily archives: Monday, June 19, 2006

I use the term “wingnut republican” for a reason. I think most sensible Republicans are coming to terms with the Iraq disaster. Not only that, most sensible Republicans also appear to be coming to terms with being Independent voters.

The WaPo gives us a look inside the US Embassy in Iraq:

Hours before President Bush left on a surprise trip last Monday to the Green Zone in Baghdad for an upbeat assessment of the situation there, the U.S. Embassy in Iraq painted a starkly different portrait of increasing danger and hardship faced by its Iraqi employees. This cable, […]

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Imagine the Ohio GOP saying one thing and doing another? Hard to believe, right? I’m sure you’ve all heard about the “evil outside interests” that are invading Ohio on the left. Well, not so much. Let’s separate fact from fiction, as it relates to the governor’s race. The Plain Dealer took a look and here is what they found: “Evil out-of-state money from ultra-liberal groups” is a bullshit Orwellian Republican talking point. Imagine that.

Consider this:

Blackwell, who as secretary of state oversees elections in Ohio, has raised about 25 percent of his $6.1 million from out-of-state donors, […]

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Wow. This Dispatch story deals mostly with Republican efforts to keep Charles Morrison off the ballot, but this line just jumped right out of the laptop:

The biggest contradiction of all is that Morrison, a self-described anti-abortion, anti-tax conservative, wouldn?t mind a Kilroy victory one bit. Republicans have raised the nation?s debt so high, he said, that he?d welcome Democratic control of Congress as a check on Bush.

That’s how bad it is for Republicans, folks. The base has eroded considerably. The party is in disarray. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Republican candidates run this scared. Paying to […]

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…and he’s plenty mad, folks. Some might try to dismiss him as just another “angry Democrat”. If you’re not mad about the direction your country is going in, then you just aren’t paying attention. That, or you write a GOP talking point blog. Some might try to dismiss him as “too old”. But Bob took care of that with a quickness the first time I spoke to him. “Bob, do you think age will be an issue?”, I query. “I SURE HOPE SO!”, he says. Sign me up was my very next thought. People often overuse and misuse the […]

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Well, we did it before, so let’s do it again! Thanks to all who helped get Stephanie to this point. I just got a note from the campaign:

I?m writing to let all of you know that it has been confirmed, Stephanie Studebaker has advanced to the final round of DFA?s Grass-roots All-Star competition. It actually appears that we came in 3rd place (out of 33 candidates nationwide) in the first round. If you hadn?t been paying attention, there were actually some very strong candidates in the first round, including Betty Sutton, Eric Massa, and others?

Go vote now […]

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The Blogfather Gets Whacked

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Jerome Armstrong is the latest of the Big Box Bloggers to be shamed. First we had the vitriolic Armando who was outed as a corporate lawyering shill for WalMart, now we have Jerome who apparently was a pump and dump kid back in the day. Chris at OH02 has about the best take, where he includes this quote:

some people…compare the blog boomlet they helped create for Dean to the work of online bulletin-board posters who touted dodgy Internet stocks during the boom market without disclosing that they were being paid for their words.

Which, interestingly, is precisely what […]

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