From the daily archives: Sunday, January 17, 2010

Howie Klein from HuffPo left a comment here today as follows.

Tim, there’s a lot of legitimate anger towards corporate Democrats and towards Blue Dogs. Helping Republicans, though, is (AT BEST) naive. Today Digby had a great suggestion for using that anger towards helping elect BETTER Democrats ( Mary Jo Kilroy is a great example and there needs to be more Democrats like her, not more Republicans like Steve Stivers). Digby’s post: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/on-sendi…

And we have a new Blue America page up that we hope people will use as a jumping off point towards helping elect better […]

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Maybe I shouldn’t take the credit, but I think the entire progressive blogsphere is waking up to the realization that John Kasich really is a phony, paper tiger.

Ohio 15th Blog has a good natured piece about how even Kasich’s campaign slogan is recycled:

There is a book called The New Day: Campaign Speeches of Herbert Hoover 1928. OMG! Is Kasich purposely trying to emulate Hoover?

“A New Day” was used extensively by President Barack Obama in his campaign.

Oh noes, don’t let the Tea Baggers find out that Kasich has been seduced by the Kenyan usurper.  […]

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Life imitates art

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Back in 2003, Fox News threatened to sue the makers of the Simpsons because of a fake FNC ticker “Do Democrats Cause Cancer?”. Flash-forward to 2010, and Rush Limbaugh says… “Voting Democrat Causes Cancer”.

Unbelievable. Or maybe not.

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Because I’ve got a video camera with her name on it.

The question, raised by Nate Silver and others: Is Firedoglake trying to scare vulnerable Democrats into retirement in order to kill health care reform? All indications point to ?yes.? I?m hearing that FDL will conduct more polls in vulnerable Democratic districts, based largely on this chart of the ?top 20 Democrats who could lose their seat over health care vote[s]. Snyder was at the top of that list, posted by FDL?s Jane Hamsher on Jan. 6. (One irony: Snyder is a fairly progressive member of Congress, and […]

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“And we all know what matters first and foremost in announcements like this is the media coverage.”

— Kasich blogger Jon Keeling on the announcement of the Kasich-Taylor ticket. (Before the ticket was “officially” announced.)

Well, let see how that panned out…

ABJ Columnist Dennis Willard (selected excerpts):

“[Kasich] offered recycled promises and vague answers regarding what he would do as governor.

The problem for the Kasich candidacy that will become more apparent as the campaign goes on is that he is going to keep running into his own past and his own party.

But when Kasich […]

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Front page, Sunday, above the fold, the PD puts the knife in. ?This is probably why Bill Mason didn’t resign last week – he was waiting for this story to happen, and wanted to see how the PD played it. ?Well, the PD played it big.

The PD and Bill Mason have been tied at the hip for some time. ?Today, the PD just severed that tie loudly, with a story which Mason’s influence over the PD had previously kept a lid on. ?But like any co-dependent, the PD doesn’t ask the resignation question at all in this […]

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