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Joe Biden Die Hards Still Dying Hard

Filed in National by on February 11, 2016 1 Comment
Joe Biden Die Hards Still Dying Hard

John Sununu is simply Su-nuts-nuts. I don’t know what to say about these Democratic Biden backers who still seem to think Joe can be cajoled and flattered into “saving” the Democratic Party from itself. WASHINGTON — As donors expressed hope over the weekend that Vice President Joe Biden could still jump into the presidential race, […]

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Dem IEM futures hold steady, Rubio in free fall, Trump and “Rest of Field” (ROF) tick up

Filed in National by on February 10, 2016 5 Comments
Dem IEM futures hold steady, Rubio in free fall, Trump and “Rest of Field” (ROF) tick up

This GOP graph is startling. The Dem graph is more like the staid and plodding IEM traders I’ve watched over the years.

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update (2) – Christie kills Rubio on the way out the door, Fiorina gets laid off

Filed in National by on February 10, 2016 6 Comments
DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update (2) – Christie kills Rubio on the way out the door, Fiorina gets laid off

Christie gets to return to New Jersey with zero delegates, but with Rubio’s guts draped around his neck. Rubio will stagger forward for a while because he wasn’t using his guts much anyway. Jeb! is still hanging around despite the fact that the lights are all on, chairs are being put on tables and the bartender is looking at him crossly as he wipes down the bar. Also…Fiorina will not get to do to America what she did to HP ..and Newton takes a seemingly unassailable lead.

Here are the revised standings:

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Sanders Success Reveals Widespread Disgust

Filed in National by on February 10, 2016 23 Comments
Sanders Success Reveals Widespread Disgust

In 2007 Joe Biden, an esteemed senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, voted in favor of Bush’s vanity war in Iraq. It was a craven vote for a transparently corrupt war intended, ironically, to safeguard his future electoral viability. To their credit, Democratic primary voters remembered that vote and denied Joe Biden the presidency. Votes have consequences. Americans do not favor giving pusillanimous politicians the keys to the White House. Does anyone doubt that Biden would have sailed to the nomination and the Presidency is he had only asked, “What’s the REAL reason for this war?” and then voted as his heart and head both advised him? Instead, he (and Jeb Bush) are the only American politicians to ever pay a price for that war, and that price was astonishingly small compared to the price Iraqis continue to pay.

Between 2001 and last spring, Bill and Hillary Clinton were paid $153 million for speeches delivered to a range of oligarchs and big banks, including Goldman Sachs, the very company that profited so wildly from pushing the country to the brink of economic ruin. Like the Iraq war vote, these speaking fees are an affront to decency and common sense that Democratic primary voters appear unwilling to forgive. No US bankers have been jailed for their crimes against this country. For their outright attack on our economy that wiped out retirement accounts and life saving, they only got bonuses. Hillary Clinton may now be the only person in the upper reaches of power to pay a price for the reckless criminality of the US financial industry.

Is that fair? I don’t know. But there is a heart beating within the US electorate and that heart years for the scales of justice to somehow be set right.

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CA initiative seeks to make LG’s crappy photoshop job a reality

Filed in National by on February 8, 2016 3 Comments
CA initiative seeks to make LG’s crappy photoshop job a reality

We know many politicians are owned by their donors. This ballot initiative would make make it impossible to miss Can you tell me more about the initiative? What are you proposing, exactly? The initiative is a statutory change that will basically require every state legislator in California – there are 120 – to wear the […]

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UPDATED: Why is “Mascot Matchups” so effective at picking Super Bowl Outcomes? Part i & ii

Filed in National by on February 7, 2016 6 Comments
UPDATED:  Why is “Mascot Matchups” so effective at picking Super Bowl Outcomes?  Part i & ii

This is pretty weak, I’ll admit. But I have to hurry up and file this prediction to keep this feature going. The Panther will beat the Bronco. I mean a bronco could land a lucky kick on a panther’s head, but all mascot signs point to the panther feasting on the horse. I guess some years it is that simple.

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Is Celia getting paid by Lisa Blunt Rochester?

Filed in National by on February 7, 2016 1 Comment
Is Celia getting paid by Lisa Blunt Rochester?

If not, she might as well be.

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Trump’s Iran Idiocy is the GOP’s Iran idiocy

Filed in National by on February 5, 2016 5 Comments
Trump’s Iran Idiocy is the GOP’s Iran idiocy

I’m not surprised Trump thinks we “paid Iran $150 billion” as part of the nuclear deal.  All the nutso GOP candidates for President keep saying that we did, and Fox News keeps reporting it as if it were true.  Which it isn’t… not by a long shot. Via Salon: Donald Trump gave an interview this […]

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Some Clinton/Sanders debate thoughts

Filed in National by on February 5, 2016 31 Comments
Some Clinton/Sanders debate thoughts

To paraphrase Josh Marshall, you like Sanders if you think winning results from progressive Democratic values, and you like Clinton if you think Democratic progress results from winning.

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The absence of organizational values is crippling the Democratic Party

Filed in National by on February 4, 2016 16 Comments
The absence of organizational values is crippling the Democratic Party

1 in 150 employees who say their organization does not have a set of values are “Fully Engaged.” Okay.  That’s a survey of employees. Just imagine what the ratio must be for “members” of organizations that don’t have clear organizational values? How many of them are fully engaged? 1 in 500? 1 in 2,000? 1 […]

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – New Hampshire and Beyond…no more Rand or Rick

Filed in National by on February 3, 2016 10 Comments
DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – New Hampshire and Beyond…no more Rand or Rick

Ted Cruz really is an odious weasel.He goosed his ground game by convincing Carson supports that their guy had thrown in the towel. You can only use that play in a caucus state, so he did and you can’t argue with the results. [And by the way, has anyone else noticed that Cruz' campaign manger looks like the bad guy from the Smurfs? Does anyone doubt that this guy could have brazenly lying in his toolbox?]

So what happens now?

I see Trump’s white nationalist partisans are all in, so Trump could keep it going for a while. But even as loud as they are, the grizzled 20% of Republicans who like Trump are still 20% of Republicans. Rubio appears to be the new establishment pick, which makes him the party’s ebola monkey from the tea party perspective. So can Cruz, the odious weasel, end up being the guy who unites the GOP? I think it is possible. But, ultimately, nobody knows jack shit. John Kasich, the 69th Governor of Ohio, could catch fire. Literally… Michel Jackson style, during the taping of a Pepsi Cola ad. We simply don’t know. (I added the DL Fantasy pool update below)

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – Huckabee huck-a-bails

Filed in National by on February 2, 2016 10 Comments
DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – Huckabee huck-a-bails

According to a reliable source… Huckabee est fini. Good riddance. His tired form of religious extremism was so 2008…lacking in extremity and naked racism. Anyway… with Bush and Fiorina still gasping and flapping around like fish on a dock, AQC overtakes Prop Joe for 5th place. With 43 days since Graham quit, that means 43 […]

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I’ll donate to, and will be working for the nomination of Bernie Sanders

Filed in National by on February 2, 2016 14 Comments
I’ll donate to, and will be working for the nomination of Bernie Sanders

I’ve been saying I’m a spectator for a while and would be happy with whoever the Dems pick. While that is true, it is pretty wishy-washy. Sanders embodies close to everything I’ve been looking for in a Presidential candidate, so my fence sitting is really mere cowardice. So here is my quick list of reasons […]

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Any body else watching this?

Filed in National by on February 1, 2016 9 Comments

MSNBC coverage is pretty good. Looks like Clinton is holding on.

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It is “F#ck Iowa” Day

Filed in National by on February 1, 2016 6 Comments
It is “F#ck Iowa” Day

It is also, recyled Iowa post day…

…if aliens descended in their spacecraft and asked us why we let 200,000 morons in the middle of fucking nowhere have veto power over who runs for President of the most important country in the world our only possible answer would be, “Because we are dummies.”

It is all still true.

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Politics 101 – Find out what they want, and don’t give it to them until they give you something you want.

Filed in National by on January 29, 2016 0 Comments
Politics 101 – Find out what they want, and don’t give it to them until they give you something you want.

Terry McAuliffe demonstrates how to deal with Republicans: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) will announce on Friday a deal with Republican lawmakers that will reinstate Virginia’s policy of recognizing concealed carry licenses from most states,…The compromise legislation would allow the state to take guns away from individuals under a two-year protective order for domestic violence, […]

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Trump’s Andy Kaufman Show

Filed in National by on January 28, 2016 2 Comments
Trump’s Andy Kaufman Show

The notion that the rise of Donald Trump is a sign that the Republican Party is done for has been discussed here. But Josh Marshall takes it a step further. It could be that Trump’s crazy antics are the last act of Post World War II politics in general, and the first act of whatever […]

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DL Community Progessive Action Item – The National Liberal Hug-a-thon

Filed in National by on January 27, 2016 5 Comments
DL Community Progessive Action Item – The National Liberal Hug-a-thon

This is not an order from humble old me. It comes down directly from the Hefty Lefty HQ (a.k.a George Soro’s Yacht)

It is going to be nuts between now and Iowa. So all liberals and progressives are directed as follows:

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A Pretty Good Email from the DEGOP

Filed in National by on January 27, 2016 2 Comments
A Pretty Good Email from the DEGOP

For the ‘credit where credit is due’ file.

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This Oregon Constitutional stand off chap makes a good point – Chris Christie is a jerk.

Filed in National by on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
This Oregon Constitutional stand off chap makes a good point – Chris Christie is a jerk.

Here is the clip

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Teaser for my – Picking the 2016 Super Bowl winner using my never fail “which mascot would win in a fight method” post

Filed in National by on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Teaser for my – Picking the 2016 Super Bowl winner using my never fail “which mascot would win in a fight method” post

Melanism is the opposite of albinism. Instead of lacking in dark pigment, animals with melanism have an over abundance of dark-colored pigment. When that happens in large cats like leopards and jaguars you end up with a panther. So Panthers aren’t a species of large cat, but leopards and jaguars super adapted to jumping on your head and tearing your neck out as you try to colonize the jungle parts of what was once called Burma.

How does this factor into the Mascots Matchups theory of picking the Super Bowl Champion? It might not be an straightforward as you think. Sit tight and I’ll let you know this Wednesday.

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DE Democrats trounce Republicans in raising money

Filed in National by on January 22, 2016 12 Comments
DE Democrats trounce Republicans in raising money

You can get Celia’s take on these numbers here.

As for me…

Governor Elect Carney is the Governor Elect.

Park City vs. BHL looks like it could turn into a donnybrook.

Bonini vs Lafferty looks to be over before it started. Except maybe Lafferty doesn’t need money? Maybe she has something more valuable than money? Scoff away unbelieving heathens.

Townsend laps the competition… except,

***Townsend announced his contributions in a press release but has not filed a report

What’s that about? Allow Del Dem to explain in the comments.

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How will the DEGOP “establishment” react to the Trump nomination?

Filed in National by on January 21, 2016 9 Comments
How will the DEGOP “establishment” react to the Trump nomination?

The word establishment above is enclosed in quotes, because like so-called “narwhals” I don’t know if the “DEGOP establishment” is a real thing. In the past I’ve used, “Charlie Copeland, Dave Burris, and Ken Simpler” to personify the term establishment, but who knows? Rather than a rhetorical device, I may have accidentally hit the bulls-eye and actually named the DEGOP establishment’s last remaining members? That would be weird.

But questions of cryptozoology aside, supposing “the DEGOP establishment” is a real thing, and that there are more than three remaining members, I can’t help wondering how they will react when Donald Trump becomes their party’s presidential candidate. My sense is that they will meekly fall in line and discover that Trump is actually pretty good. It will take some rationalizing, and McGyver like defusing of some cognitive dissonance, but Republicans are well practiced at living with the nonsensical as if it was sensical. How else can they still be in favor of tax cuts as an economic policy, right?

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TV Snow forecasts are bullshit

Filed in National by on January 20, 2016 6 Comments
TV Snow forecasts are bullshit

I’m not saying all of TV weather forecasting is bullshit, but I am saying 95% of it is.
2/3rds of Delaware is always* below the rain line. That’s the problem. Philadelphia based weather reports get everyone stirred up over nothing.

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Breaking: Delaware has the 8th best sushi restaurant in the country

Filed in National by on January 20, 2016 0 Comments
Breaking: Delaware has the 8th best sushi restaurant in the country

According to Tabelog ..and it isn’t some slide show you have to click through. Congratulations to the Cultured Pearl.

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