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The DL community contributed $534.12 to help Don Peterson take on the execrable Pete Schwartzkopf. $534.12 might not seem like a huge haul, but Don Peterson is treading a long and difficult path in taking on an incumbent who also happens to be the Speaker, so it is important to take a long view of projects like this.
Since I’ve been paying attention to Delaware politics, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an incumbent beaten on the first attempt. It seems to always take an election for a challenger to get his campaign footing. It is my hope that this support and future support from the DL community, small though it may be, helps Don Peterson fix his vision on the horizon and settle on the long term goal of beating Pete Schwartzkopf if not this primary, then next. If not that primary, then the next.
People voted with their fears, not their heads. This Guardian lede sums it up perfectly. Exchange Trump for EU Exit, and you have a chilling look at our possible future. Our fearfully isolationist, angrily racist, self-destructive future. In the end those who placed their faith in the “experts” were always going to be disappointed. The […]
This is getting ridiculous.
Via BHL’s FB: Bethany Hall-Long 6 mins · I am truly honored to have received the New Castle County Democratic Party Executive Committee Recommendation for Endorsement in my race for Lt. Governor. For years, I have stood firmly rooted in Democratic values and principles. As a long-term RD Vice Chair and Democratic committee member, I […]
I track the futures trading markets rather than polls because people are betting on outcomes with real money, and therefor stand to make (or lose) real money. That clears out the fanboys and pretenders. Of the predicting markets, I tend to look at IEM (Iowa Electronic Markets) because they have the history and larger volume of trades. So when I see “Dem to win White House” closing at $0.75, I’m impressed. [$0.75 means that people are buying and trading "Futures Contracts" called "Dem to win White House" for $0.75. If they hold onto them, those contracts will pay off $1.00 if/when that outcome happens. The more likely that outcome becomes, the close the trading price gets to $1.00]
As a point of comparison, at on this day in 2008, “Dem to win White House” closed at $0.60.
Delaware’s Tom Carper joined 39 Dem Senators in supporting Chris Murphy’s filibuster to force a vote on closing the terror gap and gun show loophole.
Where was Chris Coons?
This story sucks because 1) stealing is wrong, and 2) it will allow idiots like Tom Kline to rest easy in their idiotically shallow beliefs about state workers and governments in general.
This story gives me hope that the Obama plan to take all guns away from everyone is finally getting its pants on. Reacting to the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, allegedly by a self-proclaimed ISIS sympathizer, Senate Democrats plan to push legislation once again to keep people on the federal government’s terrorist […]
You know you are in trouble when Kim Kardashian is thinking rings around you.
Last week I divulged my one essential candidate questionnaire question: Do you think that there is a “Democratic” approach to this office?
Reading through some of the Lt. Governor candidates web sites, it appears to me that Poppiti’s idea for giving the Board of Pardons direct legal authority to grant pardons for low-level, non-violent offenses is simple and rooted in Democratic principles of fairness.
I can’t cut and paste from the site, but click through here and give it a read.
Spain’s anti-austerity, left-wing Podemos (“We Can”) Party (previously), which grew out of Spain’s Occupy-like Indignados movement, has just published its election manifesto for the June 26 election: The party pledges to bring unemployment down to 11% by the end of the next parliament. Unemployment is currently at 21%, with 4.8 million out of work. Podemos […]
John Carney brings his stirring “you can’t vote for Beau, so vote for me” campaign message to New Castle
He also snubbed Lt Gov candidates Greg Fuller and Park City’s own Kathy McGuinness at this thing, but you have to wade through 651 of Celia’s 693 plodding, meandering words to find it.
I have said that people who think that this election is going to be a blow out have a screw loose. Josh Marshall apparently agrees, pointing out that Trump’s victory speech marked a clear move away from “Crazy Racist Trump” and toward a Ross-Perot style economic nationalist, and foreign policy realist:
I don’t have to tell any of you how terrible Peter Schwartzkopf is, so let’s cut to the chase.
Donate money to Don Peterson today and I’ll match your contribution. $25.00..$50.00…$100.00 Whatever you can swing on your credit card today. Add $0.01 to the contribution so the Peterson campaign knows it is coming from this fundraiser.
Just after mid-night the White House released the statement below. If they want it, I believe Clinton, Sanders and Obama can become be a three-headed destroyer of conservatism. The time is right to set the GOP back 50 years and re-establish fairness as a core national value and rational decision making, as a core national competency.
Yes we can.
I have to admit, this makes me a little angry. Mitch Crane is an honorable guy, who works his ass off trying to elect Democrats. He did himself and the party a grave disservice entertaining this nonsense. When Gilligan pulled this shit, I was like, “Oh Well” Gilligan is a fop and a party functionary. But Crane… Jesus. With “Democrats” like Atkins, what, at long last, is the fucking point?
This is an interesting and enlightening digital artifact. The introduction alone is worth a listen:
In 1969, Hillary Rodham, at age 21, was the first student ever to give a commencement speech at Wellesley College, and the college has just released excerpts of it. I would not have recognized her voice, which was higher-pitched and had a faster rhythm, but she had the same intensity and self-assuredness then as she does now.
Are your liberal groups getting their questionnaire’s together? I would be, but I don’t have any of the candidate’s email addresses, and I’m too lazy to go to everyone’s web site and look for the general mailbox address. Also, it would be a pretty short questionnaire. I’d ask the two part question I always […]
Because there are never enough wingnut talking heads on TV. …the left-leaning cable news network was preparing a massive restructuring of his channel and a realigning of the talent. …In what is perhaps the network’s most overt symbol of the new tone, however, is another ad that will run in some conservative and mainstream outlets. […]
In the absence of any policy statements or positions on his campaign website, today I’m looking at Carney’s campaign bio to see if there is a legit case for voting for him.
The son of two teachers and a lifelong Delawarean, John Carney is a strong, independent voice for our state. Serving in his third term as Delaware’s lone Congressman, John has established a reputation as a pragmatic leader who puts results over rhetoric.
By virtue of his parents being teachers, I do happen to think Carney has a little more working class in him than most modern Democrats. Of course he went to private school, one of the lesser Ivies for college, and followed that up with his entire adult career in politics, so whatever working class was there is no doubt long gone. The part about “putting results over rhetoric”..? What results? Hopefully we’ll soon find some in the rest of bio.
I keep not posting this because I keep expecting John Carney to post some actual campaign material on his website. But the headline above continues to summarize the case John Carney is making to voters at johncarney.org
It is now after memorial day and his radio silence continues. I guess anyone in John Carney’s enviable situation might think, “Why bother having policies and positions?” His elevation to Governor is as guaranteed a stone cold lock as I’ve ever seen. There is simply no need for him to have any positions on anything. The strategic thinker in me gets it. The Delaware voter in me wishes he’d come up with some other case.
538 confirms what I’ve been saying. Because of polarization, Trump has a firm floor of 48% of the vote. This was never going to be the blow out election Democrats dreamed of when they saw Trump rising in the polls. It was always going to be nip and tuck. Long story, short: I am vindicated.