Notwithstanding the fiasco that is the GOP presidential primary so far, Matthew Yglesias warns, “The Democratic Party is in much greater peril than its leaders or supporters recognize, and it has no plan to save itself. … The vast majority — 70 percent of state legislatures, more than 60 percent of governors, 55 percent of attorneys general and secretaries of state — are in Republicans hands. And, of course, Republicans control both chambers of Congress.”
A major factor is the turnout gap. That is worse for Democrats in local and off-year elections but will persist in 2016. Today, the pollsters Greenberg/Quinlan/Rosner report that “unmarried women, minorities, and particularly millennials are less interested in next year’s voting than seniors, conservatives, and white non-college men are.”
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When a police officer “fears for his life” he basically has a blank check to bypass District Attorneys, hearings, juries, judges and sentencing hearings and skip directly to the execution. That is why 70 people were killed by cops in Chicago last year and all but one were found to be justified. That test for deadly force is much too low. I understand that police work is hard and dangerous, but it is supposed to be. Police are supposed to be carefully screened and trained to be able to contend with the difficulties and danger of the job. Police work is only easy in a police state.
CHICAGO (AP) — The white officer who shot a black Chicago teen 16 times has been charged with murder and jailed. The graphic video of the slaying has been made public. And in the hours after the footage was released, protesters seemed to honor pleas for restraint.
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.
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 […]
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!!!”
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.
What a f*cking profile in courage we have running for Governor.
Congressman John Carney, D-Delaware, believes the U.S. should suspend the intake of military-aged single men fleeing war-torn Syria, but keep allowing women, children and families into the country as federal officials review the vetting process that sees refugees placed across the nation.
Combat-aged single men not attached to families make up about 2 percent of the almost 1,800 refugees admitted into the country, according to the U.S. State Department. But it is those 2 percent who Carney said on Wednesday he’s most concerned with following a terrorist attack on Paris that killed at least 129 people on Friday.
I’m dating myself, but this is so Mike Castle. Trying to be on both sides of something and coming off looking like a bowl of chicken broth.
It is about freaking time someone dropped.
Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal suspended his bid for the presidency Tuesday night.
“It’s been a great honor for me to run for President of the United States. To put it in perspective, my parents came to this country 45 years ago. They came here for freedom and opportunity,” Jindal said on Fox News. “I don’t think in a million years they would have ever imagined that I would be governor or one day I would be running for President of the United States.
Infact Jindal’s parents were right, because let’s face it – Bobby was never really running for President, was he?
Here are the revised standings:
Newton: Paul (250), Rubio (245),Carson (223), Santorum (187) | 905
Jason330: Huckabee (222), Christie (141), Cruz (266),Carson (223) | 852
Pandora: Walker (70), Paul (250), Rubio (245), Santorum(187) | 752
Del Dem: Bush (160), Christie (141), Huckabee (222), Graham (174)| 697
AQC: Jindal (151), Bush (160), Fiorina (223), Ehrlich (0) | 534
Prop Joe: Cruz (266), Jindahl (151), Walker (70), Perry (102) | 589
Here are the Candidates with points:
Cruz – 266 points (March 23rd)
Paul – 250 points (April 7th)
Rubio – 245 points (April 13)
Carson – 223 points (May 4th)
Fiorina – 223 points (May 4th)
Huckbee – 222 points (May 5th)
Santorum – 187 points (May27th)
Graham – 174 Points (June 1)
Christie – 141 points (June 30th)
Bush – 160 points (June 15th)
Jindahl – 151 points (June 24th-Nov 17)
Perry – 102 point (June 4th- Sept 12th)
Walker – 70 points(July 13th-Sept 21)
Ehrlich (never) 0 points
Delaware GOP officials are asking Gov. Jack Markell to block any attempts by the federal government to place Syrian refugees in Delaware,
Pissing his pants as a result of the attacks in Paris, GOP chairman Charlie Copeland said that the United States needs to play into the hands of terrorists, by pushing ISIS resistors into the arms of the terrorists out of fear.
Copeland…asked Markell to, “demand that the Obama administration halt all efforts allow these individuals to cross American borders.”
ISIS, meanwhile, is thrilled with Copeland’s idiotic and short-sighted reaction to the attacks:
ISIS has ratcheted up its propaganda against anyone fleeing the conflict in Iraq and Syria of late — calling those who leave traitors and imploring others to stay and help to build their so-called caliphate. At the same time, it has vowed to make it impossible for Muslims to live peacefully in the West, threatening to destroy what it calls a “gray zone” of coexistence.
I don’t know what a Chief of Staff does. (Gives out raises to insiders?) I know Dave from the early days of blogging, and I will say this much – I like him. He is a nice guy. Good family man, upright citizen who wants the best for his community. A throw back. Of course he has a head full of nonsense regarding “right to work” and eliminating the estate tax being beneficial for society – but I could chalk that up to his being raised by people with heads full of nonsense.
My point is that this feels like a step in the right direction for the DE GOP. Burris doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would put defunding Planned Parenthood on a list of priorities.
Before the internet only a handful of neighbors would have known about Eddie (since captured). Now with Facebook, the exploits of Middeltown’s rogue Emu can be enjoyed by the world. The tipping point was the school lockdown. It was no doubt intended to protect the Emu from the kids and not vice versa. AP […]
Get a load of Copeland’s response to the recent NJ editorial in the city of Wilmington. It would be funny if the stakes were not so high.
GOP Reaction to News Journal Editorial
Newark, DE — The Chairman of the Delaware Republican Party, Charlie Copeland, released the following statement this afternoon after reading today’s News Journal editorial “Wilmington, our broken city, must be saved”:
“The News Journal has hit the nail on the head, and I commend them for their editorial this morning. I was particularly struck by the line, ‘We must work to improve access to high-quality education in the city. We must work to ensure our young people have employment opportunities and the resources to succeed. We must stem the tide of guns flowing onto our streets’.
“Republicans have not held a significant seat at the table in the City of Wilmington in over 40 years, and we have not controlled the Governor’s Office in 24 years. This has left the City in the hands of one party control, and the results of that have been devastating. Our Party is well aware of this fact, and we have begun to reengage in the City to offer residents a real choice when they go to the ballot box.
“Republicans feel strongly that our party has real solutions to the very real problems that face the City of Wilmington. We are prepared to meet with the Mayor, and others who have an interest in saving Wilmington, to work in a bi-partisan way to make things better.
So…What are they, these solutions? Why the secrecy? Can it be because the GOP’s “solutions” amount to a handful of tax cuts for the businesses and individuals that are already getting a pretty good deal? Maybe we’ve taken tax cuts as far as they can go, and now Charlie is going to propose direct subsidies to our wealthiest businesses and individuals. I wouldn’t put it past him.
I’ve been stewing about what is wrong with Democrats and the Democratic Party for a long time. What’s I’ve arrived as is a pretty simple realization. The American left, and the Democratic Party need to adopt a more explicitly parliamentary working relationship. They need to officially and formally cooperate in order to stop ceding political […]
Life or Death: Criminal Justice and Race in Delaware New Castle County Town Hall Meeting November 17th at 7:00PM
Last March the US Department of Education’s civil rights survey examined all 97,000 public schools in the US, representing 49 million students. They study found that…
Black students accounted for 18 percent of the country’s pre-K enrollment, but made up 48 percent of preschoolers with multiple out-of-school suspensions.
Black students were expelled at three times the rate of white students.
Black girls were suspended at higher rates than all other girls and most boys.
Black students were more than three times as likely to attend schools where fewer than 60 percent of teachers meet all state certification and licensure requirements.
That’s only 4 of the study’s 14 key findings, and that is only looking at race and justice through the lens of public education. What does that say about us as a country? What does it mean for the lives of these young people who get caught in the gears of a criminal justice system so early in their lives? The town hall meeting on November 17th is set to address these and other pressing questions raised by the glaring racial inequities of our criminal justice system.
The virulence of the anti-gay hate on the right is now officially out of control. If you can stomach it, click on this video and skip to minute 6 to listen to the “Christian” “Pastor” who organized the Gay Hate Fest in Iowa attended by Ted Cruz.
Merely being within 500 yards of this guy should disqualify a person from becoming the GOP nominee, but Ted Cruz ACTUALLY SPOKE AT HIS CONFERENCE. Cruz, naturally, used the conference to get his victimhood on:
“These threats are not imagined,” Cruz said. “There is a war on faith in America today. In our lifetimes, did we ever imagine that in the land of the free and home of the brave we would be witnessing our government persecute its citizens for their faith?”
Persecution of Christians apparently means making them bake cakes for gay weddings. Meanwhile, and unironically, the “Pastor” hosting the event demands the “religious liberty” to kill homosexuals in accordance with the teachings of the book of Leviticus.
Based on the polling, Secretary Clinton should crush Ted Cruz. But polls don’t vote, people do. And right now, the Cruz voters are fired up – and the Clinton voters aren’t. But that isn’t surprising. Democrats have spent 25 years honing a simple, yet wholly uninspiring message – “We are a little less crappy than them!”
IT IS A HORRIBLE MESSAGE THAT HAS FAILED, AND FAILED, AND FAILED. Yet, with that terrible track record, the Beltway geniuses who run the Democratic Party are about to run that play one more time.
the Democrats’ problem is social capital
This is the latest in a series of on again off again ICarly style podcasts I’m doing with Donviti. This iteration is going to keep to under 30 minutes and is going to deal with, being 50, Eagles Football, some politics and Game of Thrones (if that show ever comes back on. [Note to my fellow DL contributors - I'm only putting it here for now, so don't worry.]
BHL’s campaign Website neglects to mention that she is running as a Democrat. Perhaps, like Ken Simpler, she is running as an unaffiliated? She was born, raised and lives in Delaware. She values hard work. Again, this is introductory (and a Lt. Gov race), so I’m not expected a lot of policy, but c’mon. Why […]
She puts “Democrat” front and center where is should be. The video is a polished introduction to voters, so long on biography and a little short in “issues” by design. Of course she is running for Lt. Gov… so what really are the issues? Kathy McGuiness Announcement from Greg Panos on Vimeo.
This is a discussion thread for the current poll. My view is that, taken as a whole, Democratic Party does a pretty shit ass job articulating the core values of the Democratic Party, because whatever “core values” the party once had have been raped, stabbed and left in for dead in a dumpster somewhere.
America the exceptional. God bless it.
(CNN)Three people were killed in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday morning before city police officers shot and killed a suspect, said the sheriff’s office of El Paso County.
CNN affiliate KRDO reported that a heavily armed man shot and killed a bicyclist and two women. Witnesses said the man set the second floor of a residence on fire, KDRO reported.
I’m sure we’ll soon learn that the bicyclists, and two women were at fault for not being armed.
Grassroots “conservativism” with its radio shows and endless supply of outrage fodder is flourishing. The Republican Party, on the other hand, is a raging dumpster fire. With Jeb!’s campaign circling the toilet bowl, and the remaining Republican Presidential campaigns have taken over planning the future debates, the Republican National Committee (RNC) along with the establishment […]