From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

All your base are belong to you.

45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was “not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president”

38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is “doing many of the things that Hitler did”

Scariest of all, 24 percent of Republicans (14 percent overall) say that Obama “may be the Antichrist.”


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Saw Modern’s post and instantly thought of this little game.? It’s called defining the Interwebs through pictures.? You’ll hear the kids say it a lot and you’ll see the Twitterers tweet it.? #WIN and #FAIL.? If you are struggling with these concepts I’ve found the best visual representation of it ever:



EOM.? Nothing follows.? That is all.

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Signed.? Sealed.? Delivered.

…and yes.? It IS a big fucking deal.

More than a year’s worth of intense political haggling, legislative maneuvering and emotional debate reached its stirring conclusion Tuesday morning as President Barack Obama officially signed health care reform legislation into law…

…For many in Obama’s inner circle, health care reform began to eerily resemble a legislative version of the Democratic primary, with emotional ebbs and flows, dramatic breakthroughs, vitriolic rhetoric, crushing defeats and, ultimately, historic conclusions. (HuffPo)

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We’ve been saying here at Plunderbund all along that people wanted Health Care Reform and even wanted reform more liberal than what the Senate stuck us with. And now that the Democrats finally grew the sack to do what their constituents wanted, we have additional confirmation that this is a popular bill.

By 49%-40% those surveyed say it was “a good thing” rather than a bad one that Congress passed the bill. Half describe their reaction in positive terms, as “enthusiastic” or “pleased,” while about four in 10 describe it in negative ways, as “disappointed” or “angry.”

The largest […]

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(HT: DailyKos)

Here’s an AP photo from today’s Health Care Reform press conference with Congresspersons Mike Pence (R-IN) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).

I bet they regret the AP photodog showing up…

McMorris has the distinction of being the only person, ever, to actually quote Gerald Ford as political authority in a non-joking manner.

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Shannon Jones, Twitter Addict?

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A few months back State Senator Shannon Jones caught some flack for sending a dozen Twitter updates from the House floor during Governor Strickland’s State of the State speech.

Not only was she breaking House rules which prohibit the use of electronic devices on the floor, but she generally came off looking like a rude, disrespectful, impolite and spoiled child whining and carrying on when she should have been at least pretending to listen the Governor.

Unfortunately Ms. Jones doesn’t seem to have learned anything since then about the proper place and time to be tweeting. She posted this […]

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A lot of conservative commenters are trying to make hay from a statistically insignificant movement in today’s CNN poll (a one point movement is generally regarded as “statistical noise.”)

However, Rasmussen’s daily approval rating shows a massive swing just from Friday.

Rasmussen shows Obama at a 48% Approval rating and 52% Disapproval from a 43% Approval to 56% Disapproval rating. 

That’s a five point bump in approval with a four point drop in disapproval.  That’s just as a  significant swing that Eric earlier noted Gallup has also found (although Gallup shows Obama was a 50% […]

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I just read the coverage here and in the Dispatch over Lee Fisher’s aborted attempt to seek the endorsement of the Ohio Democratic Party Executive Committee.? And I am utterly amazed at the complete inability of the Fisher campaign to turn lemons in lemonade.

As Anastasia noted in the comments yesterday, the letter that Fisher sent to the Ohio Democratic Party was condescending and boastful at a time in which Fisher needed to show some humility and grace.? Fisher needs to watch some movies set in feudal Japan or China.? Then he’d learn how people conduct […]

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My first paid staff position on a political campaign was in 1992, when I was handed the northwest corner of Ohio as a field coordinator.? For this 25 year old, wet behind the ears staffer, Wood County quickly became my favorite.? First lesson – you DO NOT fuck with Wood County Democrats.? It was, and still is, an oasis of Democratic blue in a desert of red counties.? As such, Wood County Democrats are one tough bunch.? Al Baldwin, the county Democratic Party chair at the time, was straight from old school central casting.? I still tell those […]

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