From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Talking Points Memo has the exclusive which not a single Ohio progressive blog apparently got.  Click on the link to hear the audio:

According to audio recorded by someone at the dinner and obtained by TPMDC, the joke concludes with: “Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. Obama is a skinny lawyer. Lincoln was a Republican. Obama is a skinny lawyer. Lincoln was highly respected. Obama is a skinny lawyer. Lincoln was born in the United States. Obama is a skinny lawyer.”

That was followed up with a more subtle crack from State Rep. James Zehringer, who said […]

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I’ve known Dennis since 1988.? We don’t really talk, or hang out, or even associate much anymore.? But I was there with Dennis, as a very green college intern, when he ran in a primary against Mary Rose Oakar in 1988, and got 25% of the vote.? At the time, Dennis was attempting the comeback from his disastrous stint as mayor of Cleveland, an office which Dennis handed on a silver platter to George Voinovich in 1979.

Dennis is reprising his stubbornness from his mayoralty over the current health care bill.? Like he is today, Dennis as mayor, took a […]

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Since at least 2007, we Ohio bloggers have documented in pretty good detail the baiting of the neanderthal, teabagging, racist base of Republicanism.? It hasn’t stopped, it’s just gotten more sophisticated, as Southern strategies tend to do – in fact, the email smear narrative is now entirely adopted by the RNC, Republicans in Congress, and now Liz Cheney.? Which is why it’s a bit quaint for Eugene Robinson to finally catch onto it, and still, even now, miss what is going on.

This is really part of a death-by-a-thousand-cuts strategy to wound President Obama politically. The charge of softness […]

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