Archive for January, 2012

Florida Election Results Thread

Filed in National by on January 31, 2012 21 Comments

Romney is the winner. Yawn.

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Tuesday Open Thread [1.31.12]

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It is a slow news day and I am again slammed at work. Tonight, Mitt Romney will win the Florida primary and be the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. Newt Gingrich takes issue with those, including myself, that say that. “You mean those who said I was dead in June? Those who said I was dead in December? They are about as accurate as they were the last two times they were wrong.” – Newt Gingrich, quoted by ABC News. He said the race would go on for “six or eight months” and then added: “unless Romney drops out earlier.”

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Impressions of the First Wilmington Mayoral Town Hall

Filed in Delaware by on January 31, 2012 31 Comments

Last night was the first Mayoral Town Hall or Debate sponsored by WDEL. This forum played to a standing room only crowd (they did indeed stop people from coming in after awhile). All of the known candidates were there except for Bovell and Bobby Marshall. I was there with some friends and here’s what I think of the field so far.

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Eugene Robinson Asks “Why Does Mitt Romney Want To Be President?”

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Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have all laid out bold visions — more properly, hallucinations — of where they would take the country. But where is Romney’s shining city on a hill? What’s his “compassionate conservatism,” his “hope and change”? What is it that Mitt Romney, deep in his heart or down in his gut, really believes in?

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [1.31.12]

Filed in Delaware by on January 31, 2012 2 Comments
Tuesday Daily Delawhere [1.31.12]

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Even Miss Piggy Knows about FAUX News

Filed in National by on January 30, 2012 5 Comments

Miss Piggy decided to take on FOX News during a press conference in London last week. How long do you think it will be before Rush and the other know-nothings start railing against Miss Piggy?

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Reminder! — First Wilmington Mayoral Town Hall Tonight

Filed in Delaware by on January 30, 2012 15 Comments

Just received notice from WDEL that they will be hosting the first Town Hall (titled the Future of Wilmington) featuring the current crop of Wilmington Mayoral candidates next Monday, 30 January 2012 at 6PM at the Wilmington campus of Delaware Technical & Community College.

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Bill Shahan Running for NCCo Executive

Filed in Delaware by on January 30, 2012 3 Comments

On Saturday, Bill Shahan announced he was running for NCCo Executive, creating a primary for the incumbent, Paul Clark. According to his website, Shahan currently works for the County Land Use Department.

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Monday Open Thread [1.30.12]

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So Mitt Romney is pulling away in Florida. It looks like he will win the state by double digits, if not by 20 points. What does this mean for the Republican Primary race going forward? I suspect the race will continue for some time, and continue to be acrimonious, but the outcome is no longer in doubt: Mitt Romney will be the nominee. There are two question remaining: 1) Will Donald Trump jump in the race as an Independent if it appears Mitt Romney can’t beat Obama? and 2) What will Palin and Gingrich do? Given her comments over the weekend on her Facebook page, it appears she hates Romney with a passion, as does Gingrich. Do they cause trouble at the convention? Do they team up with Trump? Do they go third party themselves?

Well, here are some polls to occupy us for the time being. They are all pretty boring now.

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‘Bulo Now On Al’s Show Every Tuesday At 10 A. M.

Filed in Delaware by on January 30, 2012 1 Comment

That’s right. I’m now a regular! Al Mascitti and I will discuss the latest political and government goings-on every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on WDEL-Newsradio, 1150 on your AM dial. The Al Mascitti Show is on M-F, from 9 am to 12 noon. In addition to discussing the latest developments, including Bryan Townsend’s challenge to […]

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Frank Knotts’ Last Post At Delaware Politics?

Filed in Delaware by on January 30, 2012 39 Comments

Frank Knotts, a contributor at Delaware Politics, has written a post about other contributors penchant for deleting comments they simply don’t agree with.  This deleting of comments has been going on for quite a while, and fingers are being pointed at Don Ayotte – rightly so, imo. For the second time today I have been […]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [1.30.12]

Filed in Delaware by on January 30, 2012 10 Comments
Monday Daily Delawhere [1.30.12]

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Sunday Open Thread [1.29.12]

Filed in Open Thread by on January 29, 2012 9 Comments

So what is going on today? Commenter TT reminded me of just how wonderful House of Cards is, and that I haven’t seen it for awhile. Time to fix that. TT notes that it is streaming on Netflix AND it is streaming on Amazon. So pick your preferred delivery method and go.

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [1.29.12]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [1.29.12]

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Saturday Open Thread [1.28.12]

Filed in Open Thread by on January 28, 2012 15 Comments

It is a gorgeous day outside and hope that everyone is having some fun today. But if you are inside catching up on paperwork, reading or just looking through recipes for goodies to cook for Super Bowl Sunday (yawn), use this thread to talk about what interests you today or news we should be paying attention to.

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Governor Markell on Morning Joe

Filed in Delaware by on January 28, 2012 5 Comments

This video clip is from yesterday’s show, where Governor Markell appeared with both Governor O’Malley from Maryland and Governor Quinn from Illinois. A number of the questions are actually good ones, but better were the answers by these Governors. The focus on jobs and real issues in contrast to the circus that is the current GOP campaign for President is great and I’m hoping that there is somebody out there who will pay attention to getting more Democratic voices like this speaking everywhere over the next months.

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [1.28.12]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [1.28.12]

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Friday Open Thread [1.27.12]

Filed in Open Thread by on January 27, 2012 13 Comments

Two major polls from NBC and ABC show the same thing: Mitt Romney’s favorability has dropped dramatically over the course of the Republican primary. In one poll, among independents, 51% don’t view him favorably while just 23% do. That is mind-blowingly bad. Sarah Palin bad. Dan Quayle bad. Jack the Ripper bad. So in the end, it doesn’t matter who is the nominee of the Republican Party anymore. Whether it is Romney or Gingrich, both are going to lose, and probably lose big, to President Obama.

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My Thoughts On Last Night’s GOP Debate

Filed in National by on January 27, 2012 20 Comments

I’ve always known Mitt Romney was going to be the nominee – whether the Republican base wanted him or not. They don’t, btw. That said, he may wrap it up sooner than later. So what happened last night…

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Delaware Political Weekly: January 21-27, 2012

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Anyone expecting Sen. Mike Katz (4th) to go gently into that good night against Greg Lavelle are bound to be disappointed. Katz already has almost $200 K in the bank, much of it from Delaware’s medical community, with $73K in the form of a personal loan. Lavelle has $82K, $25K of which is in the form of a personal loan. This is one race where finances will not do the Democrat in. Meanwhile, neither Dave Sokola nor Liane Sorenson are rolling in dough. Time to toss some $$’s Sokola’s way.

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Friday Daily Delawhere [1.27.12]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [1.27.12]

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Me No Speaka Da English

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Apparently, you need to speak the Queen’s English in order to run for office in Arizona. At least that’s what some county judge ruled in Yuma today.

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Here They Go Again… GOP’s 37,586th Debate

Filed in National by on January 26, 2012 27 Comments

Will Newt bring an ice bucket? Yes, I will be watching, because… because… because… I think I’m waiting for Newt to explode.

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Campaign Finance Reports – KWS Edition

Filed in Delaware by on January 26, 2012 23 Comments

End of year campaign finance reports were due by January 20, 2012, and of course, KWS filed hers late. It makes for some interesting reading.

It seems that a number of individuals and law firms with an interest in the captive insurance industry like KWS enough to give her money. Now mind you, captive insurance does nothing for the consumer. It isn’t to benefit Delaware consumers; captive insurance is insurance for corporations. It isn’t to benefit our state, and, despite her claims to the contrary, the captive bureau does not fill the state’s coffers. So why does KWS push the captive bureau so hard? Because it makes her donors (lawyers and law firms who work in captive insurance) more money. And in turn, they kick-back money to her campaign.

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Thursday Open Thread [1.26.12]

Filed in Open Thread by on January 26, 2012 22 Comments

Two polls yesterday indicated two things: 1) that the Democrats are heading for a takeover in the House, and 2) Romney now has toxic favorability numbers that make him, and Gingrich, unelectable in the general. Meanwhile, President Obama has a 53% favorability rating.

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