Category Archives: Campaigns

The Mainstream Media Provides An Onionism

Check out this utterly silly WAPO headline:  Polls offer little guidance for politicians tackling ‘fiscal cliff’.   Whoever thought up that gem should seriously consider switching from WAPO to The Onion, because that title would make an Onion writer proud. Call me … Continue reading

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Allen West Finally Concedes

I will be in the throes of a happy dance for most of the day as: Allen West Has Finally Conceded The Election!!! West, one of the most divisive, arrogant, fanatical, right wing characters the Tea Party offered up in … Continue reading

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Sam Alito On Citizens United Defines Constitutional Revisionist

Sam Alito addressed the Federalist Society and took the opportunity to defend the Citizens United ruling, (of which much can be understood by reading clrose’s 2nd post on campaign finance reform). To Alito, the 1st amendment freedom of speech somehow applies to all corporations because some corporations … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Mitt Romney

Dear Mitt, I understand your need to rationalize your loss in the election, it was a tough break. Look at the bright side – you don’t have to be a phony anymore; let’s face it, you didn’t really care about … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance 2012, Part 1: David vs. Goliath

In an email shortly after President Obama had been re-elected, my boss here at All Things Democrat wrote: “Tonight, the “corporations are people” argument lost.” We had in fact beaten back the billion dollar right wing money beasts. Karl Rove … Continue reading

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A Republican Civil War Flareup In Connecticut.

More than a few of us lefty types have been  gleefully rubbing our hands in anticipation of the coming Republican civil war.  The battle lines have been drawn between the hardliners and the pragmatists.  There will certainly be some excitement as the two sides … Continue reading

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Allen West Recount Update, Monday, November 12

Reported by the AP Sunday evening, via the Tampa Bay Times: A partial recount gave Rep. Allen West a slight bump Sunday in his fight to remain in Congress, but not enough to mandate a full review of ballots or … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Run A Campaign Like A Business?

To answer the query presented by the title, one thing you do is give huge bonuses to staff  who are proven failures.   Oh, and you lose. Let us recall the state of the campaign prior to the 1st debate. Romney was well behind … Continue reading

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Florida/Allen West Election Update

Sunday morning, Fox News reports: The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board [Florida] announced late Saturday it had set an “emergency meeting” to start at 7 a.m. Sunday at its headquarters, to “recount all ballots cast during early voting.” The number … Continue reading

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Arizona Embarrasses Itself Again and Florida Can’t Get Rid Of Allen West

Arizona has officially made itself the poster child for voter suppression, and the laughing stock of the nation as more than half a million votes remained uncounted as of Saturday. That’s almost a third of the state’s votes, and includes … Continue reading

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Bowing Out Not So Gracefully

A campaign, whether winning or losing, doesn’t end abruptly with the final vote tally; there are legal papers to be filed, campaign records to be taken care of, offices to be closed up, etc. Mitt Romney’s final campaign days seem … Continue reading

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The GOP Needs to Move Further Right and Suppress the Vote Better: A Modest Proposal

It would appear that many of these “voters” gathered the wrong message from our pitch.  As he poured my wine, Reginald observed that Romney, old boy, convinced the commoners he’d had such an illustrious career in the private sector that … Continue reading

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