by bluenc, Mon May 14, 2007 at 04:13:36 AM EDT
by bluenc, Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 11:06:55 PM EDT
So, there's been a great deal of conversation about what Democrats should do after the President vetoes the supplemental spending bill passed by Congress. Chris and Matt have articulated some interesting ideas, and Sirota has come up with his own strategy. I'd like to continue the conversation by giving us another forum in which members can offer up their idea of a veto strategy.
by bluenc, Wed Jan 10, 2007 at 09:27:15 PM EST
I have something of a casual interest in British politics, which I indulge when I've become saturated with the U.S. variety. I've become very interested in David Cameron, the current leader of the Conservative Party and PM hopeful. Cameron is a super-slick, Conservative answer to Tony Blair, and he's battling to rehabilitate the Tories' image. Whether or not he succeeds, I don't know, and I'd definitely like to see Gordon Brown whip him in the elections. But his desire for transformation has produced some interesting political ideas that Democrats could call upon. My favorite? Sort It.
by bluenc, Sun Oct 01, 2006 at 03:37:48 PM EDT
I know it's terrible luck, and that we shouldn't take anything for granted, but I can't help looking ahead. If the midterms were held today, the Democrats would most likely take back the House. That would mean that, for the first time in American history, the Speaker of the House would be a woman. It would also mean that the Democrats would have to elect a Majority Leader. The position of Majority Leader, while not always high profile, is of crucial importance. The Majority Leader, along with the Speaker, decide the legislative priorities of the House. So, who should be the Majority Leader?
by bluenc, Sat Jun 17, 2006 at 05:38:21 PM EDT
Not too long ago, I couldn't have written this diary. Until recently, I thought Ned Lamont's primary challenge to Joe Lieberman was silly and stupid. I argued against the idea of a netroots campaign to unseat Lieberman out of ideological conviction and strategic concerns. In my mind, getting involved in a Democratic primary was bad strategy. And, if nothing else, the netroots is supposed to be strategic. I was convinced that Kos, Stoller, Bowers, and all the others were morons.
I was wrong. Over the last several weeks, we've seen what Joe Lieberman is made of, and Democrats shouldn't stand for it. I support Ned Lamont.
by bluenc, Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 12:48:25 PM EDT
by bluenc, Mon Apr 03, 2006 at 04:48:52 PM EDT
by bluenc, Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 02:45:45 AM EST
Since I'm constantly being asked to support Ned Lamont in Connecticut, I think I should ask a few questions about where he stands on the issues. Those of you who are Lamont supporters or just good researchers can help me out.
by bluenc, Sat Mar 25, 2006 at 09:20:14 PM EST
by bluenc, Fri Mar 03, 2006 at 05:37:44 AM EST