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It is basically official. Biden will be the straight-talking, blue collar, non-Clinton alternative to Ms. Clinton. So what if he is polling at 12% to Clinton’s 72%? He has always wanted to be the President of the United States and you have 0% chance of making the shots you don’t take.
Would he be a good President? Well, what’s your criteria? He would be better than any of the Republican alternatives, to be sure. Would he be better than Hilary Clinton? I guess we’ll be able to hear him make the case for why he would. In the process I only hope that he doesn’t load up the GOP with a lot of ammunition to use against her if (when?) he falls short.
This is total BS, and unfortunately, totally not surprising.
Florida’s State Attorney is pursuing 60 years behind bars for Marissa Alexander, a Black woman who fired a “warning shot” in the direction of her estranged husband and his two kids.
UPDATED: Good Morning Suckers – You are paying Mike Castle’s flood insurance premiums, and you are going to keep paying them
Mike Castle can sleep in his beach house soundly knowing that you are on the job heavily subsidizing his choice to live next to the unpredictable Atlantic Ocean totally risk free. You feel good about yourself, right? Castle deserves his sound sleep.
Actually, I’m not crazy about the set up. I happen to think that people who decide to live in flood plains should shoulder the risk of that reckless behavior. It is the one area of common ground I had with teabags, and it was the one positive outcome from the Democratic Party’s adoption of austerity mania. We can’t afford to cover Mike Castles flood risk, nor should we have to. For a while it looked like we were going to get out from under having to pay Mike Castle’s beach house flood insurance premiums, but now it looks like that ain’t happening
I tried to come up with a phrasing of the Coons Doctrine which captured Senator Coons’ claim that the United States must constantly demonstrate Bushian levels of breathtaking and ill-conceived belligerence on a world wide scale, or else be perceived as pussies. I think I only partially captured it.
We’ve seen this idiotic foreign policy doctrine promoted before. Usually it is territory covered by cretins like John Bolton and Dick Cheney. To hear it promoted by our blue state Democratic Senator is truly startling. Coons appears to be taking former Ct Senator Joe Lieberman as a foreign policy godfather. If it is true and Coons is guided by Lieberman on foreign policy and Carper on domestic policy – I can’t help but wonder what good he can possibly be to his Delaware constituents?
That isn’t to say that Christine O’Donnell would have been better, but at least O’Donnell would have been a one termer. Coons, being a Democrat, has a lifetime sinecure in the Senate. Let that sink in as you consider the fact that Coons laments the fact that we didn’t go to war in Syrian.
Senator Coons needs money to fight the horrible Tea Party, but also bipartisanship is AWESOME!!! (…or something, it made sense to the fundraising consultant.) Anyway, in addition to the philosophically hazy email, Coons is sitting on $2.9 million and has no GOP opponent, so I’ll probably sit this round out. (Click through to read the muddled email)
Nine years ago the word liberal was in general disrepute. Thanks to the crackerjack blogging of DD, Cassandra, Pandora, El Somnabulo, Liberalgeek, Nemski, XStryker, Unstable Isotope, Donviti, and ProgressivePopulist the word liberal is storming back. The shift toward greater liberal self-identification has been led by Democrats. Currently, 43% of Democrats say they are liberal, a […]
If there is a person alive who is more evil than Dick Cheney, I’ve never heard of them. He was the guy who was supposed to be the adult in the room during the caretaker Presidency of George Bush’s idiot son. Instead, to the non-surprise of many, he turned out to be a bloodthirsty sociopath. Well, now he is back talking to Fox News because he is such an expert on the military or something.
“Burble, bauble, toil and trouble. Give me a scotch and make it a double.” That’s my spell. Read on to see Christine ply her dark arts in an attempt to once again separate fools from their purses.
Delaware Tea Party star Christine O’Donnell is at it again, attempting to raise money and generate sympathy by claiming she was victimized by the IRS and Delaware’s Division of Revenue.
O’Donnell wrote an op-ed for the New York Post on Saturday, saying she was “preyed upon” by state and federal officials who “leaked” her private tax records, resulting in damage to her 2010 U.S. Senate campaign.
She refers as evidence to a publicly available federal tax lien that was filed in New Castle County as the IRS audited O’Donnell’s 2005 tax return for unpaid federal taxes. The News Journal wrote about O’Donnell’s financial problems, including the lien, in this March 20, 2010 story.
There is a lot of weirdness packed into Acting DEGOP Chair, Copeland’s fundraising appeal. Let’s unpack it, shall we?
Dear Fellow Republican,
This past week Joe Biden told his fellow tax. borrow and spend Democrats that, “There isn’t a Republican Party”. I need your help to prove him wrong!
That was February 14th. Way to jump on this hot news item, Charlie.
As a Delaware Republican, you’ve watched the strong arm tactics of the Biden family over the years, and the negative impact it’s had on our nation and our state.
He doesn’t say what strong arm tactics, so I guess this it just Biden hating for the sake of Biden hating. A little red meat for the downstate dummies who aren’t at the cocktail parties Charlie attends with the Bidens. Maybe the strong arm tactics he is talking about is the dastardly winning of the elections? I can see how Copeland would view the ability to win elections as some sort of mysterious black magic.
In spite of the soap opera that is his life, Vance Phillips will give himself the watermelon of doom this year and attempt to be its first survivor. His chances of survival actually seem pretty good if this Cape Gazette blurb fully captures his opponent’s confusion.
If it were true that law abiding gun nuts wanted to keep guns away from “criminals” then this sort of thing would be a slam dunk.
According to a Wednesday report in the Washington Post, the era of “smart guns” — weapons that would only fire when their registered user is using them — may be closer than many think.
The Armatix iP1 is now being sold in California and is considered to be the first true smart gun available on the market.
Of course the gun nut community will hate this. Why? Because keeping guns out of the hands of criminals …
As predictably as the snake handling preacher dying of a venous snake bite, Missouri is dying of gunshot wounds: Via Atattatuk.
Researchers claim a new study provides some of the most compelling evidence yet for tighter gun controls in the US. The team followed the consequences of the State of Missouri repealing its permit-to-purchase handgun law in 2007.
Yeah, you can guess what happens, and no it was not freedom! breaking out across the land.
The item below is a good news/bad news type deal for Democrats. The good news is that the Tea Party is completely defunct as a movement with the ability to wield any power. Except for some reality impaired dead-enders and their wealthy enablers, nobody is going to utter the words “Tea Party” as anything other than a punchline from now on. The bad news for Democrats is that the Tea Party is defunct. The “grassroots” movement that allowed Christine O’Donnell to challenge Michael Castle will not be around to run its reign of terror party purges in future elections.
Vicmead Cancelled – DEGOP more lost at sea than that fisherman who washed up in the Marshall Islands
Charlie Copeland really couldn’t stand the idea of raising a glass of champagne and toasting the candidacy of Rose Izzo. I don’t blame him. Why give third tier R’s your honestly inherited money so they can blow it on rent? The nerve of these people….
But seriously folks, Celia is in love with the complete clusterfuckitude of the DEGOP (after the way they treated the sainted Michael Castle, they deserve 30… no 300 years in the wilderness.)
I don’t want this to sound like a “things were great when I was a kid, and now they suck” post, but the Olympics were great when I was a kid and now they suck. Seriously. The Olympics used to be awesome. It was Jim McKay’s ‘Wide World of Sports” on the steroids. Literally (Yes, I’m looking at you East Germany.) They showed all the sports including biathlon. Not because it looked like an American might medal in biathlon, but because when else were yo going to be able to see biathlon? Now its all skating and snowboarding. They’ll cut away to bobsled in order to set up a Lola Jones puff piece, but that’s about it.
Back in the day, it was amateurs who did it for the love of the sport, (Do you believe in miracles?!?). Now it is millionaire snowboarders making pretend snowboarding is a sport while they drink Mountain Dew on the medal stand to fulfill the terms of their endorsement contracts. (Do you believe in cross-promotions?!?)
Sentor Coons, this is what a Senator sounds like:
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said today at a Senate Banking Committee hearing that JPMorgan chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon’s 74% pay raise to $20 million for the year “raises questions about whether our enforcement strategy is working or if it’s so bad that it makes banks more likely to break the law.” His bank paid over $20 billion in fines and compensation to homeowners this year to settle regulatory actions and lawsuits.
The hearing on data security and financial stability brought four senior financial regulators and one senior Treasury official in front of the committee and provided a forum for yet another strong critique by the populist Massachusetts senator of what she sees as fundamentally weak regulation of the country’s largest banks. In particular, she once again called for more criminal cases that could result in jail time — as opposed to the enforcement actions and civil cases that can be brought by the regulators Warren was criticizing.
This letter was sent to National Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus with a copy published in the Cape Gazette. The letter writer loves the idea limiting women’s healthcare options, and is clearly a doctrinaire wingnut, but he is also a wingnut that wants the GOP to “win.” (What good that would do anybody isn’t disclosed.)
February 4, 2014 Fellow Delawareans, Tele-town halls are a great way for me to keep in touch with you when I’m working down in Washington. On Monday evening, February 10, at 7:25 PM, I’ll be holding a tele-town hall to answer questions from Delawareans about my work as your Representative. I want to know what […]
TheProgressiveRepublican.net …If I was a younger man out to fix the world, that’s the blog I’d start. Maybe I will anyway. 49 is the new 41. Anyway, that’s the growth industry; Sane Republicanism. That’s the blue sky, “the future is ours for the taking” position.
The teabags have run their course. They’s had their angry day in the sun thanks to the election of a non-white President. They were the dying gasp of Nixon’s cynical southern strategy. A mere four years after their great mid-term election triumph, the leaders of that movement are scattered and demoralized. Who talks about Ted Cruz anymore? There will be another debt ceiling increase in five days that will pass without a peep from the people who said that debt ceiling fights, and debt hysteria were going to be the killer apps of the 20-teens.
So what next? Some counter movement must be stirring somewhere. Even though I can’t see it or hear it, I know it is out there. There must be some folks who come from the Eisenhower wing of the party. Right? If there isn’t, there should be. I mean, I can sketch out a Progressive Republican manifesto right off the top of my head. Come inside for more…
Celia mentioned the sad state of Delaware’s second political party last week:
…So far, the (DEGOP) has nobody for senator, representative or attorney general, Tom Wagner for re-election as auditor, and only a chance at a primary for treasurer, if Ken Simpler Jr. is joined in the race by Colin Bonini, a state senator who ran the last time.
But is it really conceivable that Charlie Copeland’s DEGOP will be MORE incompetent that Sig’s?
When your school’s mission is to hoover up all the academic talent in a given county, you should come out on top, so congratulations…I guess. I mean, I don’t have anything against Wilmington Charter. I’m a parent and in every parent’s heart there is a large area of selfishness dedicated to doing the right thing […]
The DC Republicans are “hellbent on ramrodding through this amnesty plan.” Instead of doing things that “make sense” like focusing on defunding Obamacare. We ought not be granting citizenship to people who don’t love the country, We ought not be granting citizenship to people who don’t understand the history of this country. … But we […]
The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening, and that he had the evidence to prove it.
After 45 years of service to Delaware Technical Community College, Dr. Orlando J. George Jr. has announced his intention to step down as president and retire June 30, 2014. George said, “It has been my privilege and honor to lead this great college of ours for almost 19 years. I have loved every minute of […]
Our current system is an inhumane joke. I think hat might be about to change though.
In a surprise move without precedent in the history of college sports, Northwestern University football players have petitioned to form a labor union.