Delaware

Sept. 22 Open Thread: Delaware GOP Disavows Scott Walker

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on September 22, 2018 14 Comments

It should tell you something about this country’s politics that the three most likely destinations for people with mental problems are the nuthouse, the big house and the statehouse. Russell “Scott” Walker is trying for the latter, but he’ll have to do it with no help from the state GOP, which took the unprecedented step […]

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Things I Learned About the New Tom Carper

Filed in Delaware by on September 12, 2018 13 Comments

Know what I learned about Tom Carper in this election? He supports a $15 an hour minimum wage. I didn’t know that about him before. For the simple reason that he didn’t before, and he came out against Bernie Sanders’ bill to raise it in 2017. He changed only because he was challenged by a […]

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Ladeez and Gentlemen: Scott Walker, YOUR Rethug Nominee For Congress

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on September 11, 2018 40 Comments

I rarely throw the term ‘despicable’ around, even when it comes to the most despicable of politicians.  After all, they are presumably human beings and they likely are good people in their own private Idahos. Scott Walker is truly despicable in every sense of the word. A man devoid of basic humanity.  A slumlord who […]

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November Election Matchups Set – Part 1

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on September 7, 2018 35 Comments

UNITED STATES SENATOR: THOMAS R CARPER* (D) ROBERT B ARLETT (R)
Not competitive. D Hold

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS: LISA BLUNDT ROCHESTER* (D) SCOTT WALKER (R)
OMG…THE DEGOP pines for the days of Mike Protack. Not competitive. D Hold

ATTORNEY GENERAL: KATHLEEN JENNINGS (D) BERNARD PEPUKAYI (R)
Jennings wasn’t my pick but her TV ads sounded pretty good. Dem Hold

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Primary Elections Results Thread-Sept. 6, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on September 6, 2018 50 Comments
Primary Elections Results Thread-Sept. 6, 2018

I’m a pessimist by nature–and I’m pessimistic this evening. At least when it comes to the three key statewide races. I have the most hope for the Harris-Carper race. But the small turnout for that GOTV event last night concerns me. I’m not sure we’re quite there yet, at least not at the statewide level. […]

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Election Day Thread: What Are You Doing and Seeing?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on September 6, 2018 56 Comments
Election Day Thread: What Are You Doing and Seeing?

I’ll start. Headed out to put up Chris and Kerri signs at polling places in the 7th.  It’s as humid as bleep out there.

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Song Of The Day: September 6, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Delaware by on September 6, 2018 0 Comments

Self-explanatory:

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McCain Eulogy Revives Biden 2020 Chatter

Filed in Delaware, National by on September 4, 2018 6 Comments

Oratory is Joe Biden’s trademark as a politician, and he displays it best at funerals. His eulogy for John McCain was so good it prompted some pundits to muse about his presidential qualities. Lots of media outlets used his appearance in Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade as a fresh peg for another round of “Will Joe […]

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Sept. 4 Open Thread: Woodward Details White House Bedlam

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on September 4, 2018 3 Comments

This is what they mean when they say “the institutions are working,” apparently: The Washington Post has a copy of Bob Woodward’s new book, in which former administration officials confess swiping documents off Trump’s desk to keep him from harming himself and others. In one case, an aide swiped a letter that would have withdrawn […]

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Why Is Colin Bonini Sending $$’s To Sam Guy And Charles Potter?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on September 4, 2018 14 Comments

Let’s first establish the long-standing relationship between Sam Guy and the Potters.  Guy, who lost his license to practice law for 18 months, was the attorney who tried to enable the Potters to get out of paying a contractor for work on their Brandywine Hills home. Both Sam Guy and Velda Potter have publicly lobbied […]

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Republican Candidates for Congress Just a Couple of Old White Guys Yelling at Their TVs

Filed in Delaware by on August 30, 2018 3 Comments

Give Donald Trump credit: He has inspired thousands of people to run for office who never considered it before. Among Democrats, that has meant a wave of female and minority candidates for offices large and small. Among Republicans, it has meant a ripple of old white guys going public with the stuff they once hollered […]

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DL Endorses Jordyn Pusey And Dave Carter For New Castle County Council

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 30, 2018 7 Comments

Two superior community activists are running for NCC Council.  They are both committed to the public interest, and they are uniquely qualified to serve. Jordyn Pusey is running in NCC District 1 against Ken Woods who, other than following in the footsteps of his father, displays little interest in making any kind of difference.  A […]

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DL Endorses Tizzy Lockman, Nnamdi Chukwuocha And Sean Lynn For General Assembly

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 29, 2018 16 Comments

Delaware Liberal endorses two newcomers and one fearless progressive incumbent in their respective primaries. Rep. Sean Lynn is a progressive treasure in Dover. Name the issue and he fights on behalf of those who the Delaware Way insiders routinely ignore.  He remains impervious to the pervasive good ol’ boys’ culture that permeates Leg Hall. He […]

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