From the daily archives: Thursday, February 19, 2009

The conservative hack group American Issues Project has a new hilarious ad out that is set to run on cable starting tomorrow. Guess how much they are going to spend on it? You guessed it. A million dollars!

If you recognize the voice, it’s the same one in this AIP smear ad that attempted to defeat Obama at the 11th hour in the 2008 Presidential Race:

Neither one worked. That they are able to weave Jesus into their opposition of the stimulus is just…well…hilarious!

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Word on the street: State Representative Tyrone Yates is going to jump into the already crowded race for Voinovich’s Senate seat.

The fact that his website says “coming soon” leads me to believe the rumor is true.

That means we have two African American candidates (Yates and Lawson Jones) and two candidates from Northeast Ohio (Fisher and Lawson Jones) but only one female candidate from Central Ohio.

Sounds like pretty great news for Jennifer Brunner.

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A Gallup poll taken from Feb 9th thru the 12th shows the third largest jump in congressional approval since Dubya took office in 2001 – and the highest approval in 2 years.

The largest spike in approval came, unsurprisingly, after 9/11. The next largest came when Democrats took control of Congress in Jan 2007. Support waned – probably because that Congress was absolutely spineless – but the third largest jump in approval ratings came as Congress was working on the popular stimulus plan.

Not surprisingly, much of the increase comes from a dramatic jump in the opinion of […]

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