Clinton-Feingold Ticket (Poll)

While everyone was at their favorite Irish pub yesterday, there was an interesting (yet typical) interview with Russ Feingold on Charlie Rose yesterday.  If you missed it, you can view it here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid= 1004275469664146873&q=tvshow%3ACharl ie_Rose

When asked if he was the "Hillary Slayer", Feingold mentioned that he thought Hillary was "ready to be president".  Now its clear to me that Russ is running (for something) in 2008.  But I wonder, should he not win the nomination, if Feingold would be a good running mate, say with Warner, Edwards, or Clinton.  So what do you think?

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Rasmussen Hillary poll, not good news for her

    I know the 2008 election is far off, and I know that we have to concentrate on 2006, but a new Rasmussen poll has just come out on the supposed Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton, and the news isn't all the comforting if you support her.
    In the poll,(and I remind you that Rasmussen skews right some), only 29% says they will definitely vote for her, while 40% say they will definitely vote against he, while 24% say it depends on who the Republicans run
    Also the poll say that 10% say that Hillary is a conservative, (I like to meet those people), 32% say she is a moderate, while 45% say she is definitely a liberal. It looks like her trying to move to the center, isn't working too well. This poll indicates for the third straight month, Hillary has at least 40% of the voters voting against her.

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Santorum is better than Casey for Democrats

I would appreciate it if someone could explain exactly why any Democrat should support Bob Casey over Rick Santorum. Let's look at the record. To the best of my knowledge and for all practical purposes, both Casey and Santorum are essentially identical on the following issues:

Iraq
Abortion
Gay rights
Alito and Bush judicial picks
Wireless Wiretapping
Renewal of The Patriot Act

A quick google search of "Santorum & Bush" turned up the following hits:

Is Santorum Underminding Bush?

The same story at Free Republic]`

Santorum Takes Bush To Task Over Social Security

And of course a Bowers diary, which indicates what Santorum's political strategy will be, Santorum: Media Conspiracy Makes Me Look Uncritical of Bush.

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GOP Not Allowed to Talk About the "Will of the Public"

John Boehner can't stop talking about the "will of the public" these days. Now that the Republicans have won the House, he keeps saying over and over that the Democrats must go along with Republican plans from now on because they have to listen to the... will of the public.

Well, here's what I don't remember -- the Republicans giving a damn about the will of the public after the 2008 elections. The American people spoke as loudly and clearly as I have ever seen in any election in my lifetime. They gave the House and the Senate by overwhelming margins to the Democrats. They also gave the Democrats the White House, and along with it, complete control of Washington. And did the Republicans listen to the will of the public, then? No, they blocked that will at every turn.

So, you'll excuse me now if I'm not buying the sudden increased interest the GOP has in listening to the American people and the results of an election. They never for one second respected the results of the 2008 election. They didn't give a damn what the American people wanted.

And that's their right as the opposition party, but they don't get to pretend now that they respect the results of an election and take it as a mandate to go in a certain political direction. And the Democrats would be damned fools if they fell for that trick.

By the way, the GOP has a funny definition of what the American people want. Here is the popularity, according to recent polls, of the different pieces of legislation they just opposed:

  1. Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- 77%
  1. START Treaty -- 67%
  1. Dream Act -- 54%
  1. Tax Cuts for Only the Middle Class and Not the Rich -- 67%
  1. 9/11 Responders Bill -- 99% (no polling on this, but who on God's green earth was against this)

By the way, the Obama administration has been given tremendous credit by the media for passing three out of five of these priorties. Really? Not one of the things they got through had popularity less than 67%. In fact, they conceded to the Republicans on an issue where they had two-thirds of the country behind them (no tax cuts for the rich).

The Republicans certainly don't get any credit for these bills passing despite their best efforts. In fact, they opposed these universally popular proposals -- and defeated some of them. And they spent the last two years completely and utterly ignoring the will of the voters. So, the next time they come with that nonsense line, someone should shove the real truth down their throats.

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GOP Not Allowed to Talk About the "Will of the Public"

John Boehner can't stop talking about the "will of the public" these days. Now that the Republicans have won the House, he keeps saying over and over that the Democrats must go along with Republican plans from now on because they have to listen to the... will of the public.

Well, here's what I don't remember -- the Republicans giving a damn about the will of the public after the 2008 elections. The American people spoke as loudly and clearly as I have ever seen in any election in my lifetime. They gave the House and the Senate by overwhelming margins to the Democrats. They also gave the Democrats the White House, and along with it, complete control of Washington. And did the Republicans listen to the will of the public, then? No, they blocked that will at every turn.

So, you'll excuse me now if I'm not buying the sudden increased interest the GOP has in listening to the American people and the results of an election. They never for one second respected the results of the 2008 election. They didn't give a damn what the American people wanted.

And that's their right as the opposition party, but they don't get to pretend now that they respect the results of an election and take it as a mandate to go in a certain political direction. And the Democrats would be damned fools if they fell for that trick.

By the way, the GOP has a funny definition of what the American people want. Here is the popularity, according to recent polls, of the different pieces of legislation they just opposed:

  1. Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- 77%
  1. START Treaty -- 67%
  1. Dream Act -- 54%
  1. Tax Cuts for Only the Middle Class and Not the Rich -- 67%
  1. 9/11 Responders Bill -- 99% (no polling on this, but who on God's green earth was against this)

By the way, the Obama administration has been given tremendous credit by the media for passing three out of five of these priorties. Really? Not one of the things they got through had popularity less than 67%. In fact, they conceded to the Republicans on an issue where they had two-thirds of the country behind them (no tax cuts for the rich).

The Republicans certainly don't get any credit for these bills passing despite their best efforts. In fact, they opposed these universally popular proposals -- and defeated some of them. And they spent the last two years completely and utterly ignoring the will of the voters. So, the next time they come with that nonsense line, someone should shove the real truth down their throats.

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Follow Cenk Uygur on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheYoungTurks

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