It would be utterly humiliating for the DEGOP ticket to be topped by Lacey Lafferty. A complete disgrace. An utter travesty, and an intolerable burden for down ticket Republicans. But Copeland alone doesn’t have the juice to get Bonini to unquit the race. So my sense it that Copeland, Simpler and Burris triple teamed Bonini who will be getting some pay off, like a piece of pizza, or a root-beer float, in exchange for being the candidate to lose to fellow GOPer, John Carney.
The decision came after meeting with top donors and political allies Friday, which Bonini says rejuvenated his conviction to seek the Delaware’s highest office.
The great paradox: Americans hate government, want it do a lot, and they are satisfied with the job it is doing. Pew Research surveyed 35,071 Americans between June and September of 2014 and compiled information about their religious and political beliefs. A majority of the American public supports the government playing a major role in a wide range of areas and issues. And when asked about whether or not the government is doing a good job in each of those areas (rather than the more general question about overall trust in government), the ratings are relatively high. Of course there are some differences on how Democrats and Republicans rate government performance in these areas. Come inside to find out more.
Senator Tom Carper matched Governor Markell’s approval rating of 61% in Morning Consult’s job performance polling of all 100 U.S. Senators Delaware Tom Carper over the last few months. 22% disapprove of the CEO of Carperdyne Systems.
Senator Coons has a lower rating, but still relatively high, at 58%. 23% disapprove.
Jeb! Bush is down to fourth (or lower) in most polls and seems to be about done. His style of pretending to be the grownup in the room is so 2008. The 2016 GOP primary voters have made it abundantly clear that they have no need for a grownup, pretend or otherwise. Anyone who thinks […]
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Hillary Clinton is better-trusted on dealing with the terrorism threat, with her biggest edge over Donald Trump.
“By 50% to 42%, more Americans say they trust Clinton to handle the threat of terrorism than Trump, who leads the Republican field and responded to the Paris terrorist attacks by calling for heightened surveillance of mosques and redoubling his opposition to allowing Syrian refugees to settle in the U.S.”
A bunch of Democrats who foolishly listened to Steve Israel seem to have wildly underestimated how pissed off the progressive base is over the Syrian refugees vote. There will be opportunities to make amends, though. This fight isn’t over by a long shot.
Indeed, I am sure John Carney is a little taken aback by the outrage pointed in his direction. David speaks of opportunities to make amends. On the Refugee Bill, to even begin to heal this rift, the first, but not last, step is for all of them to sustain the veto. And of course, Senators Coons and Carper will be well advised to not repeat Carney’s mistake. They must filibuster.
Our favorite local Sarah Palin, failed 2010 GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, says that the FEC lawsuit alleging that she illegally used campaign donations for personal expenses is actually a “witch hunt” and that she can’t get a new attorney in Delaware because they are being intimidated.
She is also having trouble hiring a local attorney, she said, claiming that at least three lawyers she has talked to have received phone calls warning of “political backlash” if they represent her. Her former local attorney, Richard Abbott, withdrew last month, saying he hasn’t been paid for his services.
Really???! Well surely these attorneys will swear out affidavits under oath supporting this shocking allegation!
Yeah not so much.
In this week’s address, the Vice President speaks to his and the President’s commitment to protecting our country from terrorists, while also providing refuge to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
In his weekly message, Governor Markell recognizes the significant economic progress we’ve made in the six years since the Delaware City Refinery closed its doors.
This was first posted to Facebook by Jim Westhoff, whose family (featuring the amazing Robbie) started this Secret Santa effort last year. I’ve posted the entire text of Jim’s post with his permission. After you’ve read this, please contact Jim and volunteer to be a Secret Santa and go down to help wrap presents. If […]
It’s that time of year again! Time to nominate those who were Most Valuable to the Progressive Cause in Delaware in 2015. Here is the main rule: You must submit your rationale along with your nomination. The nominee doesn’t even have to be a progressive, Christine O’Donnell won one year for the sh*tstorm she unleashed on the Rethuglican Party.
In the last two years, the winners ended up coming from your nominations. While I have a few names, including a tentative #1, your suggestions will, to a large extent, determine the names on the list.
Nominations close on Friday, December 11, with the list being published sometime around Christmas.
Have at it!
Donald Trump “was repeatedly asked to explain the difference between requiring Muslims to enter their information into a database and making Jewish people register in Nazi Germany,” MSNBC reports.
He responded four times by saying, “You tell me.”
Alright, Herr Trump, I’ll tell you. There is no difference.
I presume Marco Rubio means to close down places like the Westboro Baptist Church, Redstate.com and the NRA with his plans to close down places where “radicals are begin inspired.”
Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Asked Rubio about Trump’s statement that the U.S. may need to close mosques.
“Well I think we need to target radicalism — a lot of it is actually happening online, not simply in mosques,” Rubio said in response. “The vast majority of mosques in America are not…”
“But the mosque piece of it is the controversial piece, so where do you stand on that?” Kelly jumped in to ask.
“Well, I think it’s not about closing down mosques. It’s about closing down any place, whether it’s a cafe, a diner, an internet site, any place where radicals are being inspired,” the senator said.
I don’t know who John Carney was trying to impress with his vote to give the GOP a veto proof majority. It seems to have filled Charlie Copeland with contempt. Newark, DE — The Chairman of the Delaware Republican Party, Charlie Copeland, released the following statement this morning in reaction to Congressman John Carney’s vote […]
Joe Biden: “The only way terror wins is if they cause you to change your values.”
John Carney: “Fuck that, It’s pants pissing time!!!”
Vote in the poll and mention ideas below. Here are mine:
Bethany Hall Long (already running for Lt. Governor, perhaps she can be convinced to remove the Lt.)
Bryan Townsend (yeah, he is already running for Congress, but perhaps he is more valuable in Dover?)
He just disqualified himself from future political office with his vote today. He must be defeated at all costs in the coming Democratic Primary. Too bad there are no Democrats willing to step up and challenge him at the moment.
When I took the oath of office, I swore to do everything I could to protect the citizens of this state from harm. There is nothing more important to me than ensuring that we are safe and can gather in our public places without fear of mass, indiscriminate violence. The nightmare scenario — the one that keeps me up at night — is the one where some individual could easily and legally obtain a firearm and use that firearm to kill innocent American citizens and also that the individual doing the killing is Syrian.
That’s why, as long as I’m your governor, I vow to do everything in my power to prevent Syrians from shooting you while you are at the mall.
Donald Trump told Yahoo News that he would increase surveillance of Muslims and consider a series of drastic measures to keep Americans safe.
Said Trump: “We’re going to have to do things that we never did before. And some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule. And certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy. And so we’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago.”
He wouldn’t rule out requiring Muslims to carry a form of special identification: “We’re going to have to — we’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely. We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.”
Donald Trump. An Actual Nazi.