• comment on a post Obama would Rather Play Even than Win over 7 years ago
    I don't see anything wrong with this.
    The agreement is conditional on Obama and McCain being the nominees.  If that's how it turns out, then they'll both have to play by those rules or break the agreement.
  • comment on a post Dodd Bill Fails To Get Out of Commitee over 7 years ago
    Run, Joe, run.
    And indeed he will run, and nobody will notice.  Not even people from Delaware.  Then, sometime in early February 2008, after all his Joementum is played out, he'll withdraw from the race.  And it will only be covered here and on dailykos.
  • comment on a post New DCCC Chair: A Call For Nominations over 7 years ago
    She's smart, hard-working and in a super-safe district.  Plus she's a progressive and respects the netroots.  
    Although I wouldn't be opposed to her neighbor, Emanuel, giving it another go.
  • comment on a post Unexpected Wins over 7 years ago

    He's another ActBlue candidate.

  • comment on a post Speaker Emanuel? over 7 years ago

    When Dems reclaim the House [knocking wood], I want Pelosi to have her shot.  After being The Demon San Francisco Liberal for the last several weeks, she deserves an opportunity to show that evil, Frisco, pinko, pervert-lovers care more about average Americans than do rural Pharma Republicans.

  • You have a good point IF the new leadership elections were to go smoothly.  I have a feeling that if Hastert stepped down, all hell would break loose.
    Boehner is somewhat tainted by this Foley thing too.  Blunt's certain to point that out.  Blunt's too cozy with the DeLay crowd.  That's sure to be noted.  I bet a dozen candidates would try to claim the throne.
    So it's my suspicion that a leadership vacuum right now would result in such finger pointing that they'd do the Democrats job for them, right up to election day.  And they'd be so busy tearing each other apart, they'd forget about everything else (like GOTV).
  • comment on a post Adwatch: DSCC Goes Negative in Montana over 7 years ago

    put out PR saying that the ad was pulled because of Burns's foul language.

  • comment on a post Rahm Emanuel is a Bad Man Unwise over 7 years ago
    Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney could beat Emanuel in a primary.
    Tom, as the owner of Ann Sather restaurants, is a respected businessman.  He's gay and has the undying loyalty of that community.  And he has a long history of opening his facilities to meetings of various community groups.
    He's a good, honest guy who is respected by both progressives and traditional party players.  
  • comment on a post Prediction thread over 7 years ago
    AZ-08-- Graf
    MD-04-- Wynn
    MD-Sen-- Cardin
    RI-Sen-- Laffey
    WI-08-- Wall
  • comment on a post Whither Katrina? over 7 years ago
    She's better than opponents Woody Jenkins or Suzanne Haik Terrell and what other senator has threatened Bush with physical violence ("I might likely have to punch him - literally")?
    I'm sure Mary Landrieu has had to deal with the consequences of Katrina every single day and she doesn't deserve to be treated badly by the blogosphere.
  • comment on a post MyDD Creepy Adwatch over 7 years ago
    Very weird commercial.  A full six seconds before anything happens.  Lieberman must be made of money.
    I find it interesting that he keeps talking about his years and years in the Senate.  Does he not realize that people are really pissed off at Washington right now?  Does he think anti-incumbency doesn't apply to him because he's such a nice guy?
  • comment on a post MyDD Adwatch: Patricia Madrid, NM-01 over 7 years ago

    Very impressive and the fundraiser bit was priceless.  

  • comment on a post Anti-Anti-Lieberman Emotions over 7 years ago
    On this issue, he made a mistake, somewhat acknowledged it, but then tried to appear that he's the sensible one on this. He's not, but he has a good point.
    I also don't see the sense in attacking the handful of "conservative" Democrats that are supporting Lieberman.  Compare it to the Chafee-Laffey race.  If Laffey were to win and Chafee were to run as an independent, would it be a surprise to see people like Snowe, Collins and Specter supporting Chafee's independent bid?  Would it be wrong for them to do so?
    I think we should be happy about how quickly so many Democrats rallied around Ned.  The DSCC's statement of support was in the 7 a.m. news the next day.  Considering the close bond between Schumer and Lieberman, I thought that was good sportsmanship on Schumer's part.
    Besides, Pryor, Landrieu, Salazar and the others mean jackshit in Connecticut.  The netroots monitoring of the defectors is petty.
    We need to keep the focus on November and the opportunity to replace Lieberman with Lamont.  For starters, I think we need to find ways in which Schlesinger is a better Republican than Joe and publicize it to Connecticut Republicans.  Then, to appeal to old school Dems, we need to get Bill Clinton back to Connecticut, supporting Ned this time.  And Obama and Boxer too.  For them, it should be penance.
  • I thought the rap against Mfume was sexual harrassment.  

  • I don't buy that line of logic at all.  The continued support of Lieberman by Carper, Salazar and Pryor is, at least, ideologically consistent.  
    Flip this and consider a Laffey victory over Chafee in Rhode Island.  If Chafee mounted an independent bid and won the support of Snowe, Specter and Collins, would that be surprising?  Would that be wrong?

    In my opinion, Barbara Boxer's sin was much worse.  Her contortions in defending Joe show that she has few scruples and is more dedicated to preserving the club than changing the way things work.


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