Category Archives: Party News & Strategy

A Foundering Campaign Is Not Pretty To Behold

Let me begin with my standard disclosure that I support Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination. Dana Milbank wrote an article (Team Clinton: Down, and Out of Touch) in today’s Washington Post which casts the Clinton team in a very … Continue reading

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McCain’s Funky Dance With Your Tax Dollars

One of the stories that came out last week at the same time we heard that GOP presidential candidate John McCain may have been playing fast and loose with a female lobbyist during his 2000 bid for the Republican nomination … Continue reading

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Time For My Semi-Annual Nader Rant

Ralph Nader is going to appear on Meet The Press on Sunday and there is widespread speculation that he will announce another ill fated run for the Presidency. As you read this post you will no doubt sense a certain loathing … Continue reading

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Reflections On The State Of The Nomination

By way of pre-emptive full disclosure, I am a backer of Senator Obama to win the Democratic nomination. 

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The Partisan Pundits Just Won’t Stop Telling The Dems Whom To Run For November

Granted, Obama did well in this weekend’s voting which has sent Hillary Clinton scrambling for more than an apology for MSNBC’s David Shuster using the phrase “pimping out” in relation to daughter Chelsea (namely, she’s done a staff change). But … Continue reading

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Good News!

For having endorsed John McCain, Joe Lieberman has been stripped of his status as a “super delegate” by the Democratic party. Lieberman had his vote taken from him under the “Zell Miller” rule, which was enacted after Miller, who was … Continue reading

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As The Rightmost Republicans Shat Themselves

It’s almost enough to make you like John McCain. ALMOST. The way fat druggy slimelord Rush Limbaugh keeps after McCain and Ann Coulter threatens to vote for Hillary Clinton over McCain AND, the latest, the Reverend (from the Church of … Continue reading

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Debunking Myths: Part Two, John McCain As Ultra Liberal

Having already talked about the “myth” of Bill Clinton returning to the White House as commander-in-chief, let me go after the new myth: John McCain as dangerous extremist liberal (my God, this rings as so very false I had trouble … Continue reading

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Let Us Remember Another S.C. Primary Winner

Bill Clinton responded to a question about why Senator Obama is having to run against two Clintons by invoking Jesse Jackson’s primary victory’s in South Carolina. Clinton swears that was not an attempt to inject racial politics into the debate… … Continue reading

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Kucinich Out; When We Lose Candidates Like Him, However, We ALL Lose

The blog at the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is dropping out of his bid for the Democratic nomination, abandoning his run for U.S. commander-in-chief in this november’s 2008 race. Kucinich stayed in throughout the … Continue reading

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I’m O Believer

What I’m about to say may hardly seem to be the definition of cogent, trailblazing blogger thoughtfulness:  I held out for most of last fall hoping Al Gore would enter the race, and then when it became evident that it … Continue reading

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Is Dennis a Menace?

When I first came across him as Cleveland€™s mayor, Dennis Kucinich had earned the nickname “Dennis the Menace” for his loose-cannon style. Now, after trouncing the field in the recent Democrats for America poll, quite a few Democrats believe the … Continue reading

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Here I Go Defending Hillary Again…

Folks, I don’t want to use All Things Democrat in order to start flogging for Hillary Clinton at this point.  Despite the fact that I’ve found myself warming to her and defended her a lot in the recent past, I am still … Continue reading

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Hillary Keeps On Keeping On, Is Obama Arabic For Dukakis?

Before I start this ramble, let me say that I have not yet picked a favorite in the Democratic nomination. Recent events have me leaning for Senator Clinton, but I’m not all the way there yet by a long shot. … Continue reading

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The Republicans Budgetary Dichotomy

Here’s my take on the issue Ralph posted on:  Republicans not making much sense on SCHIP. President Bush has vetoed the SCHIP bill which would have given medical insurance to the children of families who are too wealthy to qualify … Continue reading

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So Freaking Predictable: A Rant On ‘Clinton Did It Too’

Who didn’t see this coming? It is so predictable. When President Bush pulls a stunt which goes against every principle he’s ever stood for and the entire nation (besides the inevitable right wing koolaid crowd) hoots and hollers in unified … Continue reading

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Remember “We’re Fighting ‘Em There So We Won’t Have To Fight ‘Em Here”?

OK, if this so-oft muttered Bush line is so true, why is Great Britain shaking in its Cool Brittania boxer shorts over car bombs and threats while federal marshals are getting packed onto U.S. flights in record numbers? First, the … Continue reading

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The Democratic Legacy: Harry Truman-The Welfare of the Whole People Should Come First

In late October 1948, Harry Truman’s Whistle-Stop Campaign wound its way back to Truman’s home in Independence, Missouri. One major speech remained, a speech that would prove the most unprecedented move in an unprecedented campaign, becoming one of the great … Continue reading

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What’s The Only Thing Worse Than One Thompson Running For President?

The answer? When we have two so-terribly-self-important Thompsons running for the GOP nomination for president in 2008. First, there’s the silky-as-concrete Tommy Thompson and now, Fred Thompson, the man who always plays on TV and in movies the same smug, … Continue reading

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Do the Democratic Presidential Candidates Have Kerryitis?

The pattern of this Democratic Party presidential campaign has become increasingly clear. The Democratic candidates are all infected with Kerryitis. With great fanfare each candidate releases a “plan” for what they see as a critical issue.

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