Archive for November 26th, 2012

The Walking Dead (Republicans)

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I am new to this AMC series ‘The Walking Dead’, but I’ve noticed a leitmotif. There seems to be an element of ongoing tension between people who have completely written off the zombies as non-human, and the people who continue to think (in spite of all the evidence) that zombies must retain some bit of humanity.

Exactly the type of tension that arises among Democrats. Some of whom see reality as it is, and know that Republicans have become ideological zombies, totally bereft of humanity. Others of whom would like to continue to pretend that there must be some humanity somewhere under the ideological zombie flesh.

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QOTD — Did You Know That The Deficit Is Shrinking?

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QOTD — Did You Know That The Deficit Is Shrinking?

Seriously. It has shrunk 3.1 percentage points since 2009. From the Investor’s Business Daily (via Ezra Klein):

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DL quoted in Delaware Today’s Mike Castle story

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Back story: Mike Castle was this moderate Congressman from Delaware until George W. Bush was elected. Then Castle had to pretend to be moderate while voting for every bit of George Bush’s lunatic agenda. That (the pretending to be moderate) pissed off a bunch of easily pissed off people in his lunatic political party. I lay that bit of the story out in Castle’s political obituary running in this month’s ‘Delaware Today’ magazine:

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Monday Open Thread [11.26.12]

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A new CNN/ORC poll finds 53% of the country has an unfavorable view of the Republican Party, and 58% want the Republican to have less say and influence over the direction of the country over the last two years. And 70% say the GOP has not done enough to cooperate with Obama. Yeah, if we go over the Fiscal Slope, the GOP will be blamed pretty severely.

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Public Hearing on Proposed Campaign Finance Regulations

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Back in August, Governor Markell signed three pieces of legislation designed to update the state’s campaign finance regulations.  These new regulations are required to be implemented by  December 31, 2012.  As part of the process, the new regulations were posted in November 1, and  Public Hearings are set for Thursday, November 29, 2012:

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The Fraud That Is The Campaign To Fix The Debt

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You may have heard of this group back in late October, when a group of 80+ CEOs signed a letter to Washington that asks Congress work out a deficit-reduction deal that calls for both increases revenues and cuts spending. This letter (and the launch of this group) had enough of the optics of bipartisanship that Senator Chris Coons rushed out with a statement that endorsed this “balanced approach” to deficit reduction. You can see something of these optics in the Statement of Principles that these CEOs published:

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.26.12]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.26.12]

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