Political Spectrum Moves Right

Host of The Young Turks Cenk Uygur guest hosting on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show explains how the political spectrum has shifted far to the right in the last 30 years.



Political Spectrum Moves Right

Host of The Young Turks Cenk Uygur guest hosting on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show explains how the political spectrum has shifted far to the right in the last 30 years.



Primary Day: IN, OH, NC

The Fix has a precap. I am rooting for Jennifer Brunner to pull an upset over Lee Fisher, against the odds, in Ohio for the Senate nomination. Although, I think Fisher will be a good candidate too. Thats been part of Brunner's dilemma-- that and not having enough funding. Regardless, compared to the throw-down happening in the Senate primary in Arkansas, the Ohio contest is a timid mediation dispute.

Indiana has a lot of Republican primary action. Both in the open Senate seat, and in primary challengers to incumbents:

Thomas -- like many Republican primary challengers -- has also scored points in hitting Souder for his vote in favor of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in late 2008.

Its amazing to me that there is more support now in the Democratic Party ranks than there is in the Republican Party ranks, for the justification of those bailouts (even though it benefited Republican constituencies). Its ironic how "the recovery" has benefited only the upper class. The unemployment and lack of money among millions and millions of Americans has been barely effected. If it were not for unemployment benefits being extended, we would be seeing riots in major cities about now.

The notion that we needed to spend $1 Trillion plus and the $100's of billions of TARP bailout funds, nearly all going to Wall St insiders, is ethically and politically bankrupt. I am not on board with anyone that is going down that road of support, and I'm glad to see opposition to that no matter where it happens.

A competitive Senate primary in NC that I have just had no time to follow. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is favored. She's run before for the US Senate and lost, and has won re-election to the SoS multiple times. I expect her to run with a pretty good chance; if she runs a populist campaign against Burr, she could win in NC.

Also, there are a number of Republicans vying to face Democratic incumbents. I won't go through the whole list. Fix covers a few of them for todays' primaries. Conservative Jim Geraghty views their being about 90 vulnerable Democrats. Know what? I don't think Alan Grayson is going to be one of them. He's showing the path for future Democrats.

The mood is sour. People know there's been a shakedown and that they got bilked. And now, the DC insiders are rumbling, both sides, post-election, about cutting back on public services. In the past 7 years, a trillion has been shuffled to the bailout and profited the banks alone and a trillion has been sunk to needless years of military occupation of Middle East lands; yet, not enough money for public services-- now the deficit matters. Its absurd and revolting.

H'rates for Hillary!

Tonight is the night when one of the greatest Democrats in the history of our party takes the stage during the Democratic Convention.

Hillary "18 million cracks on that glass ceiling" Clinton will speak on behalf of Senator Obama and more importantly, her supporters, in what could be the most anticipated speech in recent political history.

Hillary Clinton deserves the utmost respect and admiration for the campaign she ran and for her flawless transition from primary rival to General Election ally. I know some are still hurting over what transpired during the primary (on both sides) but tonight is the night when we either "stand together" or "fall apart" .

We were once Obama supporters or Hillary supporters but now, we are all Clinton and Obama supporters.

We cannot let minor differences affect the major things we have in common.

Respect for the Democratic Party and its leaders.

Respect for progressive values and ideas.

Respect for those who have earned it.


In this moment in time, there are no bigger names or better leaders in our party than Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ( and Teddy of course, God bless him).

This is just a blog (it's teh internets, why so serious? ) but it is a Democratic blog.

We cannot stand for bullshit attacks and smears on 2 great Democrats.

We cannot stand for bullshit attacks and smears on Hillary Clinton.

Tonight, as has been the case around here lately, this blog will be crawling with McBloggers. We now see how "Clinton supporters" are outing themselves as pathetic douchebags who never respected Hillary or what she stands for.

They smeared in Hillary's name and are now smearing Hillary's good name.

I have been criticized (not that I care) for having an itchy trigger finger when it comes to handing out donuts. But tonight, in honor of Hillary and her real supporters I propose we finish driving these toolbags from the blog.

Join me fellow Democrats (if you want to) ....

Join me...

In handing out...

DONUTS! (like their name was Chief Wiggum!)

H'rates for Hillary!

A few examples of what I'm talking about here.

There will be many more to come.

This is a user-moderated blog, let's stop complaining and start cleaning the place up.


Re: Come Out Swinging, Hillary! (0.60 / 5)


Obama is the nominee, in case you've forgotten. Hillary is beaten. Tonight is her night to either pay homage or get ostracized from the party.

Her choice.

by lemon716 on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 05:46:37 PM EST
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Gotta love rankles!

Always classy.

Re: I sure hope she does (0.00 / 5)

I agree, how has anything the Clintons have done for the past week show that they are going to even attempt to unite the party, and go after McCain?

by Hillis45 on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 05:11:52 PM EST
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Wow. Who would of ever thought this person was a troll? /snark

History shows that the Clintons will come out talking about themselves.

I seriously doubt she will help Obama, and the american people, by attacking McCain.

by Hillis45 on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 05:08:52 PM EST
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Boo fucking hoo troll.

Get off my lawn!

You didn't think this would be a spacemanspiff diary and not have me mocking the biggest movement since McCain had his last bowel movement did you?

Hey PUMA's tune into tonight and learn what a REAL Democrat sounds like.

I'm sure you'll have a lovely time under the Clinton Express.

The wheels on the bus go round, and round,

round and round

round and round.

The wheels on the bus go round and round, and you'll love the view down there!

I'll leave you all with this message from a great sailor/soldier and patriot who I deeply admire:

"Hey PUMA's, I'd say that you were dumber than a bag of hammers, but that would be an insult to a useful tool."

Couldn't of said it any better Stipes.

There's more...

McCain's Trouble in the Corn Belt...



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