Open Thread

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Re: Open Thread

Ben Nelson said he doesn't think the surge is working. Check it out on the Daily Kos frontpage now...

by Nathan Empsall 2007-09-07 08:44AM | 0 recs
Tainted Campaign Cash

What do Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney, and Hillary Clinton all have in common? Find out here: 09/07/with-donors-like-these/

by suzenews 2007-09-07 08:49AM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

The e-mail from Hillary Clinton landed in the in-boxes of her supporters on Tuesday with the subject line: "Let's do Lunch." Inside was an invitation: "We're going to choose one supporter to come to my house in DC, along with a guest, to share lunch and talk. And if you contribute between now and midnight Friday, September 7, it could be you." The concept was not new -- Barack Obama invited his internet donors to compete for a chance to sit down with him for dinner back in June. Five donors were selected, and dined with Obama later that month. But with an added boost yesterday from President Clinton, who announced he would drop in on the meal, too, the Clinton fundraising gambit is looking to be among her most successful online efforts. The two emails had generated more than $600,000 in contributions over the first 72 hours, said Phil Singer, a Clinton campaign spokesman. It's not clear how that compares with Obama's dinner-time haul. His campaign would not release their totals, saying only that Obama's dinner invitation garnered more than 35,000 responses.

by areyouready 2007-09-07 08:59AM | 0 recs
Obama voted most interesting

Obama leads in campaign Web site visits

Obama's web site had the most unique visitors in July, with 717,000, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Fellow Democrats Sen. Hillary Clinton had 437,000 unique visits, followed by 348,000 for former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards.

by JoeCoaster 2007-09-07 09:12AM | 0 recs
got this from the Public Campaign Action Fund

Link to their ad against Mitch McConnell: ch/ad

Link to the petition calling on Insight to halt their political censorship: /guedibr08m8m7m?

Dear [desmoinesdem],

Cable giant Insight Communications pulled our new ad on Mitch McConnell at the 11th hour last night.  Insight's executives have donated $17,000 to McConnell. Now they are helping him even more by engaging in political censorship to keep this ad, which criticizes McConnell for his special interest politics, off the air.

   Sign this petition to tell Insight Communications that you won't stand for political censorship.

All the other broadcast networks, including NBC, ABC, and CBS and another cable system are running the ad after reviewing its content for accuracy. Why won't Insight air it?

And what role did Insight lobbyist Keith Hall or Insight CEO Mike Willner, both McConnell donors and allies and big players in the national cable industry, play in making this decision to censor the ad?

We need answers to these questions and we need your help to hold cable giant Insight accountable for political censorship, which is a blatant move to help out their favorite big money politician, Mitch McConnell. Their decision to pull the ad at the last minute, and give us no notice or opportunity to respond to their concerns, is highly irregular and reeks of a potent witch's brew of big money donors, lobbyists with connections, unaccountable big media, and a powerful Senator.

   Insight Communications is censoring political speech -- sign this petition and tell them to take their big money muzzles off our airwaves.

High-powered lobbyists and moneyed special interests already dominate campaigns and political debate in this country -- when they try and censor ads that draw attention to this disparity they must be held to account. If big money politicians and big media win, we all lose. Only in the narrowest sense is this is a fight about whether our ad runs. At its core, it's a fight about freedom of speech.

   Sign the petition today and get this ad back on the air.

Thanks for your work,
David Donnelly
National Campaigns Director

P.S. Now more than ever we need to keep this ad running in Kentucky.  Please donate today to keep it on the air.

Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this.

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by desmoinesdem 2007-09-07 09:39AM | 0 recs
Scary Thompson Video

From Talking Points Memo and AOL, comes this insane performance by Fred Thompson on Good Morning America. The guy is toast. 09/07/why-thompson-will-loose/

by suzenews 2007-09-07 09:46AM | 0 recs
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Jerry Weller ups the sleaze factor.  Again.

Shady land deals. ellersep07,1,3817044.story?page=1&co ll=chi_tab01_layout

by JJCPA 2007-09-07 09:52AM | 0 recs
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I see that Oprah Winfrey is now going to play a major role in the Obama Campaign.  The thing that disturbs me about it is that she says she will not interview any of the other candidates because she has already made up her mind.  If I was Obama I would be careful to minimize her role because she is such a blockbuster manipulator he can be lost in the shuffle.  Oprah is super rich and has no family ties so this is going to be her hobby.  Isn't she precious?????

by changehorses08 2007-09-07 10:14AM | 0 recs
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Larry Craig has become a real problem for Republicans.  The longer this goes on with Craig changing his mind daily about resignation, the longer this scandal adds to the growing cry to "throw the bums out"   After the botched wars, the midnight votes which have resulted in terrible policies and the myriad of sex scandals, they don't have much left in their arsenal.  It doesn't help their cause when McCain calls a teenager a little jerk for saying what so many  voters are thinking -- He's too old.  As a Democrat I should be happy to see the Republican Party implode but I keep thinking that none of this had to happen.  To paraphrase James Carville "ITS THE HYPOCRISY STUPID".

To thine own self be true and it shall follow as the night the day -- thou canst not then be false to any man.

by changehorses08 2007-09-07 10:27AM | 0 recs


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