I'm spending too much time working on the Progressive Block strategy to get a Public Option. And I don't think you can have an honest discussion of the state of the health care debate without understanding why Rahm Emanuel threw Van Jones under the bus.
The hippie punch isn't just for joint sessions of congress.
If Ali were getting back into the ring with how run down he looks, I think everyone would be snickering at the thought of calling him The Greatest.
And it wasn't a fundraiser, it was an email for the DCCC where Bill Clinton made up some arbitrary number and arbitrary deadline while suggesting it was house Republicans who are the problem with health care.
Really, how big is he after how badly he flopped last year? Should we go to Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe for a quote even though "The Big Dog" could only draw a couple hundred people to events for his best friend?
Or should we look at how he lost all credibility by the email he sent today saying if people didn't give $250K to the DCCC by midnight then Republicans would hold up health care in the house? Which is like saying if people don't give $250K to National Defence Commission of North Korea then the South Koreans will hold up the release the journalists.
I'd trade a seat in the house to make Specter's existence painful.
With DC lining up behind Specter, hopefully Sestak will forget about trying to play nice with the establishment and immediately start giving Specter a giant shitburger.
That is both how he can win and how he can force Specter to the left. The DSCC and Emmanuel have created an interesting situation where it is in Sestak and the Democratic Party's best interest for a scorched earth campaign against a Democratic* senator.
But Duncan, out of deference to whoever became the next chairman, decided not to deliver the checks. To do so in advance of the January race for RNC chairman, the sources said, would have appeared self-serving.
Good for Duncan. When outgoing DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe emptied the DNC bank account his last week, it was a self-serving move that appeared entirely focused on trying to undermine Howard Dean and the 50-State Strategy. Now that he is trying to buy the Virginia nomination, it looks even more self-serving.
WASHINGTON -- Already in conflict with his party's leaders, Sen. Jim Bunning has reportedly said privately that if he is hindered in raising money for his re-election campaign he is ready with a response that would be politically devastating for Senate Republicans: his resignation.
The Kentucky Republican suggested that possible scenario at a campaign fundraiser for him on Capitol Hill earlier this week, according to three sources who asked not to be identified because of the politically sensitive nature of Bunning's remarks.
The implication, they said, was that Bunning would allow Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, to appoint his replacement -- a move that could give Democrats the 60 votes they need to block Republican filibusters in the Senate.
"I would get the last laugh. Don't forget Kentucky has a Democrat governor," one of the sources quoted Bunning as saying.
"The only logical extension of that comment is, `(Make me mad) ... enough and I'll resign, and then you've got 60 Democrats,' " said another source who was present at the event.
That was the clear message Bunning was sending, said a third source who heard the senator's remarks at the fundraiser, which attracted about 15 people.
Since the Courier-Journal talked to 20% of the people at the fundraiser, I'd say this looks way more like a threat than a rumor.
If Baucus was fanning the flames of this, then maybe Obama simply realized that if Baucus had been laying-in-wait to fuck Daschle then the administration could be facing a replay of the Finance Committee problem Clinton had.