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NOVEMBER 4, 2009 12:15AM

NJ Results: DC Dems have a year to get things done

What do the results of the election in New Jersey mean for the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress? 

Exit polling shows that President Obama's approval rating in NJ is still high. Corzine's loss was about a number of things: the economy, corruption fatigue, and his personal  unp… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2009 3:09PM

The Bipartisan Trap

President Obama came into office having won in what is usually considered an electoral landslide.  He has solid majorities in both houses of Congress and is one vote short of a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.   He campaigned with much rhetoric about the need for bi-partisan ef… Read full post »


It is a standard campaign tradition to prepare two speeches for election night, one in case of victory, one in case of defeat. There is a classic scene in The War Room where James Carville riffs on what the tone of the concession speech should be if Clinton… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 4, 2008 12:08PM

Landslide Version

356 for Obama, 182 for McCain if it turns out to be a landslide:

landslide map   Read full post »

NOVEMBER 4, 2008 12:43AM


 As has been my tradition going back to high school, here are my predictions for election day (made much easier thanks to the internet and interactive maps):

Obama 312

 I really want to predict a bigger landslide, but this is a conservative estimate.  It 's certainly possib… Read full post »


 Leonardo DiCaprio, will i. am, Tobey Maguire, and Forest Whitaker have created public service announcements to encourage American youth to register to vote. The non-partisan PSAs, produced by DiCaprios Appian Way, were created to engage and inspire young people to register and vote and pRead full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2008 9:46PM

The VP Debate: Sarah's Turn?

OK, since I don't see anyone else live blogging this thing . . .

Palin asks Biden if she can call him "Joe". Nice touch.

Biden looks tired on my HD tv. Watching on CNN and screen is covered with analyst scorrecard graphics. Very distracting. CBS is split… Read full post »

Well, after the free ride the McCain camp has gotten the last two weeks during Palin-mania, the Women of "The View" ask John McCain the hard hitting questions he hasn't had to answer yet:



It's in three parts on Youtube, worth watching. Barbara Walters really pushes… Read full post »

Ok, now that we've gotten past the non-convention day due to Gustav, and the Republicans in St. Paul have gotten their convention off to a partisan start, I have to comment on the podium.


The GOP Podium in St. Paul


I've had a fascination with the “set design” of political conventions for year… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2008 1:57AM

James Dobson is to Blame.

Hurricanes are serious business. As I write this, over two million people have evacuated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast as Gustav bears down on the area. We all remember the devastation of Katrina, and I pray that the nation is spared from the death and destruction… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 1, 2008 1:47AM

Right Wing Bloggers Treat 9/11 like a Joke


I honestly don't know what to think when I see something like this:

offensive graphic

 I recently spotted this on the Conservative blog "Virginia Virtucon"  . . . where do I start?  This is just so offensive.  The infamous "Sore Loserman" signs from 2000 ticked me off to no end,… Read full post »

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AUGUST 29, 2008 2:01PM

David Plouffe Just Puked

Surprise! Did anyone see this coming? John McCain decided to 'throw deep' and make a very bold, unexpected pick of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska to be his VP nominee.
As an aside, the scheduling of both conventions so late, and back to back (first back to back conventions since 1956)… Read full post »