• comment on a post Progressive blogosphere diversity over 6 years ago

    How about skeptical brotha?  http://skepticalbrotha.wordpress.com

    He always impresses me, even though he is undeniably harsh on, oh, pretty much everyone.  Hillary's the Borg Queen, Obama's the Safe Negro, and there are other, harsher descriptions for other politicians.  He's clearly a strong liberal voice, but clearly disillusioned by many of the candidates out there.  Like most of us, he wants his candidates to be better, I think.   He's a helluva writer, to boot.  

  • on a comment on A Simple Question... over 6 years ago
    I prefer this as a motto:
    The Republican Party - Unfit for Command.
  • comment on a post A Simple Question... over 6 years ago

    I'm not voting, as I don't feel comfortable with any option presented.

    Impeach Cheney.  Send the mother f$*(&(*r to prison for the rest of his god-damn natural life.  Hell, try him for treason.  Deport him.  Make him live out his life in exile in Saudi Arabia or something.  He can kick it in Idi Amin's old pad.

    Impeach Gonzales, too.  

    Leave the Chimperor in office, badly wounded.  We can survive another 18 months with that.  But the Vice President must go.

  • comment on a post McCain is Done over 6 years ago

    This is just that much better news for Fred Thompson.

    Guiliani is ultimately going to get killed for being..well..Giuliani.

    Mutt Romney isn't going to last.  Flip-flopping, dog-torturing, new englander, mormon that he is.

    None of the others are gaining any traction.

    The GOP seemed to be on its way to having a wide open primary.  Amazing how quick these things become cut and dry.

    Fred Thompson's gonna be the nominee.

  • a Republican State House member from suburban Chicago recently switched parties, in part because of the inflammatory racial rhetoric used in the McSweeney campaign against Melissa Bean and in Roskam's campaign.

    He also wrote, early in 2007, an OpEd in the Trib, begging his party to become more racially progressive.  It was widely panned by the far right. But, this legislator is actually to the left of a lot of white Democrats in Illinois on racial issues.  OK, so he's still largely republican on most other issues, except for environment, but its a sign that the Republicans are cracking in places besides Kansas under the pressure of extremist rhetoric.

    So, a week ago he jumped ship.  The very immediate effects of what he termed "racial demagoguery" by the national party.

  • comment on a post The Second Quarter Push at Blue Majority over 6 years ago

    How about getting Dan Seals on the list, or Larry Kissel.  Both, I think, were Netroots candidates last time around, and both are running again.

    Both should get legit DCCC support this time, but I know Dan also has to get by a primary challenge from a LieberDem.  

  • comment on a post WY-Sen: And Then There Were Three over 6 years ago

    Are any on record as being against the occupation?  They all seem like standard issue wingnuts, so if one is anti-war, maybe Freudenthal could co-opt them to vote with the Dems on war issues?

  • on a comment on So, Is Bloomberg Running? over 6 years ago

    He'd be running as Hillary-lite.  And we've seen what happens when Dems run and Republican-lite.  They lose.  Bloomberg will lose, too.

    Sure, he'll be the candidate of the MSM and punditocracy.  And he'll prove the people don't listen to the MSM and punditocracy anymore.  The only question is which way he tilts the swing states.  And there are too many factors that will be going on for that to be predictable in any way.

  • on a comment on So, Is Bloomberg Running? over 6 years ago

    He's got a lot of work to do if he's going to run.  Who's Bloomberg's base?  Who's going to walk the precincts and do the phone banking?  Who's going to get him on the ballot in places like Utah or Arizona or Louisiana?  

    He's got a lot of money, but building an entire organization isn't easy.  

    And he doesn't stand out on any issue.  Not only that, but his only experience is as a Mayor.  People call Obama inexperienced, but this guy has one plus term under his belt as a mayor who is most notable for riding the subway to work.  

    He doesn't have a huge issue to work with that can't be co-opted by any Democrat (Iraq, basically).  What's his stand on medical care, on social security?  Enough people freak out over Edward's wealth.  Bloomberg is a thousand times wealthier.

    Perot had a perfect storm with NAFTA.  He could peal away isolationist republicans and labor Democrats.  

    Bloomberg is nothing more than a moderate version of Forbes.

    I think he dumped his Republican party affiliation mostly because he doesn't need it anymore.  He's popular enough in New York to win as an independent.  And he's undoubtedly concerned, after 2006, about the effects of being a Republican in a region that is totally rejecting the Republican party.  

  • comment on a post Questions for Nancy Pelosi over 6 years ago

    How about a Transportation bill like the Highway bill, but for Public transit improvements.  Us Chicagoans would love to see some federal money come in to repair the disgraceful CTA and Metra.

  • on a comment on Questions for Nancy Pelosi over 6 years ago

    Technically speaking, I don't think they even need a simple majority.  Just don't bring a funding bill to the floor.  

  • comment on a post Questions for Nancy Pelosi over 6 years ago

    Are we going to investigate the Caging that the Republicans have been engaging in?  Will we press for an indictment against the RNC for violating the Voting Rights Act should the evidence be strong enough?  

  • on a comment on September over 6 years ago

    Actually, we may be able to use Wyoming to help end the war.  Are any of the short-list candidates against the war?  I know they're all Republicans, but perhaps one of them is anti-war? Can Wyoming people pressure Freudenthal to pick an anti-war appointee?

  • comment on a post Evangelicals Shifting? over 6 years ago

    Hmph...god damn bolshevik.  :-)

  • comment on a post Romney: Catching Bin Laden Not Worth the Money over 6 years ago

    IOKIYAR - Bush pretty much said the same thing and the media collectively shrugged.  

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