From the daily archives: Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Early Post-Debate Reaction

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So, I may not be the best person to ask since I came into this debate feeling much more positive about Obama than Clinton, but if you were to ask – and I assume since you are reading my blog, you are asking – I think Obama won. For starters, he feels way more sincere than Clinton. His answers were substantive, and most importantly he didn’t seem to have to run around trying to spin old positions like Clinton has had to do repeatedly with previous statements and votes about the war and about NAFTA. (She’s come the closest I’ve […]

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I just heard Republican Representative John Boehner is scheduled for back surgery on Friday at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

The last time I checked, Bethesda was federal institution funded by federal tax dollars.

And I wouldn’t really have a problem with John Boehner using tax dollars to pay for his back surgery except that Bonner (sorry, Boehner) has possibly the WORST voting record on public health care issues in history!

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has given him a rating of ZERO PERCENT on health issues- indicating THE WORST anti-public health voting record possible.

What the hell, John? […]

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I have give McCain a great deal of credit for handling this swiftly and also hold him to something. Asshat wingnut radio personality Bill Cunningham apparently went all wingnutty and McCain doesn’t want any part of it.

CINCINNATI, Ohio (CNN) — A supporter of John McCain, speaking at an official campaign event in Ohio attended by the Arizona senator, called Barack Obama a “hack, Chicago-style Daly politician,” and told the crowd “all is going to be right with the world when the great prophet from Chicago takes the stand, and the world leaders who want to kill us […]

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Dean: Primary Race Over By April

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Howard Dean believes the primary battle between Clinton and Obama will be over in the next two months. According to Dean:

“I think you’re already seeing movement among the superdelegates, the unpledged delegates and there will be more pledged delegates assigned as we go through this next round of primaries.”

“I think the odds are much better than 50-50 that the nominee will be decided before we ever get to Denver.”

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Team Hillary is losing it!

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…the race and their minds apparently.

WaPo has it

After the breakfast, one of the questioners asked Singer whether he could elaborate on the tax-return issue. He dismissed her with more hostility. When the reporter suggested that Singer was being antagonistic, the spokesman explained.

“Sixteen months into this,” he said, “I’m just angry.”

Politico has it

With a week to go before climactic tests in Texas and Ohio, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign team has slipped into full recriminations mode.

Pressure does seem to get to you when being involved in a big campaign. I’d be upset too […]

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No, seriously. This is supposed to be “funny”.

In addition to this website being blast-emailed to hundreds of thousands of addresses that Stone and [another GOP operative] have accumulated over the years (working off over 170 different email lists of everyone from opinion-makers to political activists to industry associations), Stone is counting on T-shirt sales to further serve as “billboard education.” He figures the whole thing will end up taking on a viral nature, thanks to the yuks factor….

“The more people go to the site, the more people buy the T-shirts,” Stone explains…. “The more people buy the T-shirts, […]

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The AP is reporting that at a hearing this afternoon Democratic lawmakers voted to subpoena Ken Blackwell – who has refused to comply with their previous ‘invitations’.

House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers still has to decide if he will actually issue the subpoena. But during today’s hearing his gave Mr. Blackwell one more chance:

“Mr. Ken Blackwell, wherever you are in North America today, please know that we are not sending the gendarme for you this moment. I do not like to issue subpoenas. … The only problem is we can never reach him.”

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Look for yours truly on BBC giving some post-debate analysis tonight. Details to follow. I don’t think it’s live, but we’ll have the MP3 of the 10 minute segment soon enough.

I hear I’ll be on with a Texas Hillary supporter and possibly Jill Miller Zimon of WLST. Should be fun!

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After Blackwell refused the first ‘invitation’ to testify, Reps. Conyers and Nadler have sent him another more forceful letter:

“we believe your prominent role in recent elections … in which serious questions arose concerning protection of the right to vote gives you a uniquely valuable perspective.”

“Your cooperation will ensure the committee can obtain the benefit of your testimony without the need to resort to compulsory process“

I say subpoena that voter-suppressing son-of-a-bitch!

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Shame On You Stephanie Tubbs Jones!

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This has been posted in other places, but some miss the point to this. Her defense of it is that there is no shame in Barack wearing “his native clothing…the clothing of his country”. Excuse me Miss Tubbs Jones, but Barack Obama’s native country is THE UNITED STATES. In order to run for POTUS it has to be, or are you that ignorant to not know the Constitution? He wears his fucking native clothing every single day you dumb-ass.

Interesting that she combines her defense of “hey, no big deal showing him wearing some cool clothes of his […]

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NASCAR is a wussy motorsport. Rally is where it’s at, and this short film showing rally legend Ari Vatanen racing a Peugeot 405 T16 to the top of Pikes Peak shows why rally takes big brass ones. Be sure to turn up your sound so you can hear the roar of the engine and the gentle swoosh of tires sliding over loose gravel.

More highlights after the jump of stuff that’ll make you clench your buttcheeks together so tight you’d turn coal into diamonds (including crashes!) Man, what I wouldn’t give for some seat time in one of those […]

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