From the daily archives: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Deep thoughts on hypocrisy

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When those on the left do it, they’re called Nazis.

When those on the right do it, they’re called patriots.

Hypocrisy ahoy!

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Missed this, but any excuse to talk about NAMBLA and the failed campaign of one Ken Blackwell again I’ll take.? It was so much fun in 2006.? Why Matt would remind us of his disastrous stint as “offi…cial cam…paign blo…gger” is beyond me, but he continues to do just that.

Matt finds some great video of Ted giving a speech that means precisely nothing.? This has all been covered and was the final nail in both Matt’s coffin and his boss Blackwell back in 2006.? I find this video much more meaningful:

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Color me unsurprised

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No, there’s no racist element to the far right. None at all.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said that racial epithets were hurled at them Saturday by angry protesters who had gathered at the Capitol to protest health-care legislation, and one congressman said he was spit upon. The most high-profile openly gay congressman, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), was heckled with anti-gay chants.

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Deep thoughts on the right track

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How does one know we are on the right track with healthcare reform?? This

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Looking like today will be an historic day.? Years of battles with obstructionist GOPers and recent intense months of continued obstruction and tea bagger insanity gives way to the passage of healthcare reform.? Marcy Kaptur backs away from the Stupak bridge to announce she’s on board.? John Larson says the votes are in hand.? We’ll know this evening whether this was true.? I’m hearing 217-214 in a stunning display of partisan obstructionism on the part of Republicans.

The good news is that our own John Boehner will be proved a spectacular failure in declaring the bill will “ruin […]

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All statewide campaigns go about a process of identifying key volunteers in each county to name a “county coordinator”.? Especially early in a campaign, such people are the building block of a field effort before the campaign can organize and fund a paid field staff operation.? They are usually leaders within the local county party who support the candidate, and are listed as “coordinators” for anyone who wants to volunteer locally.

They are almost never paid.? That is, until Lee Fisher starting running for US Senate.

I haven’t been able to find out what Lee paid these “coordinators”, but my […]

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