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Votes, Schmotes

Filed in National by on November 12, 2018 22 Comments
Votes, Schmotes

On a FB thread, I recently asked a Trump supporter* “What would Trump have to do for you to change your mind about him? Is there anything that could make you say, Yeah..I was wrong about Trump.”

The Trump supporter couldn’t think of anything.

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Open Thread For Nov. 12, 2018: How Dry Trump Is

Filed in Featured, National by on November 12, 2018 34 Comments

Donald Trump did something that our soldiers didn’t do during World War I. Refused to go out in the rain. To honor their memory and the memory of all who who were part of the war that ended 100 years ago. The President Of The United States wouldn’t go out in the rain.  President Obama? […]

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Vote Analysis — Delaware Treasurer’s Race

Filed in National by on November 11, 2018 9 Comments
Vote Analysis — Delaware Treasurer’s Race

I’m just going to cut & pasting this whole thing including the first comment. You should probs comment over at BlueDE if you are inclined ot comment. BY CASSANDRAM NOVEMBER 10, 2018 COMMENTS 2   Courtesy of Nicholas Schrieber. I’m glad he included the 2014 race between Sean Barney and Ken Simpler for comparison. The […]

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Open Thread – Sunday Nov 11, 2018

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Open Thread – Sunday Nov 11, 2018

On this day in 1918, German leaders sign the armistice ending World War I, a conflict so terrible it was called “The War to End All Wars.” It was a day full of hope. But the allies bungled the ensuing peace, so another world war erupted a measly 20 years later. Now the day is set aside to honor veterans, of which we have a never ending supply thanks to continuous bungling. (…or there is there some devious logic to it? Hmmm…?)

Anyhoo – THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE, DONVITI! Enjoy your free oil change.

In other open thread goodness…

Here is a piece from Salon by Lucian Truscott IV (don’t thank him for his service).

I whole-heartedly agree with these points:

Over the years that I traveled to Southeast Missouri to go canoeing and fishing, the Democratic Party began its strategy of concentrating on the “battleground states.” You’d watch the political coverage, and it was all Florida and Ohio and Pennsylvania. Democrats went from contesting the whole country in elections to counting on holding the Northeast and West and what did they call it before it fell in 2016? Oh yeah, I remember. The “blue wall” in the “rust belt:” Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Read it all fellow bunglers.

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Things to look for in a 2020 Dem nominee for President (and VP)

Filed in National by on November 10, 2018 8 Comments

TPM’s Judis talks about things to look for in a Dem nominee in 2020. I’ll add what to look for in the VP selection below. The first thing to say is that with US presidential elections, which because of the primary system put a premium on skill as a campaigner, you really can’t tell until […]

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Our Shitty For-Profit Media Strikes Again

Filed in National by on November 10, 2018 2 Comments
Our Shitty For-Profit Media Strikes Again

The TV news wants all elections wrapped up by 9:30pm on election night. It is better TV. When it isn’t all wrapped up by 9:30pm it feels like fraud, especially among those primed to yell “FRAUD!” whenever a Republican loses. It’s a simple point. Democrats are concentrated in large urban counties. Almost everywhere in the […]

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Thank You For Your Service

Filed in National by on November 9, 2018 40 Comments
Thank You For Your Service

Don’t thank me for my service, go fuck yourself. I want that to be my new response and the one that everyone else uses. This weekend when I go to get my free haircut and that cute little 22-year-old that never does my eye brows is finishing up, I want her to be caught off […]

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Daily Thread For Nov. 9, 2018: Keystone Pipeline Springs Legal Leak

Filed in Featured, National by on November 9, 2018 22 Comments

Something tells me this will get people talking. Federal judge halts construction of Keystone pipeline. Why?: A federal judge late Thursday blocked construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the Trump administration “simply discarded” the effect the project would have on climate change. Even by Trumpian standards, this Whitaker guy is a, what’s […]

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Q: Will these election results allow John Carney to stop being such an obsequious dick to Republicans?

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Q: Will these election results allow John Carney to stop being such an obsequious dick to Republicans?

A: Probably not. Even though he lost some of his partner in crime, he’ll still be an obsequious dick to Republicans. It is in his nature.

Also.. DelawareDem talks about the election impact a bit, and makes nice maps.

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Nov. 8, 2018 Open Thread: California Bloodlines

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Yet another mass murder, this time at a country & western bar that catered to college students. Something tells me that the shooter wasn’t a music critic. Nope, a Marine vet with symptoms of PTSD, including apparently a suicidal incident in his past.  He was a Marine, though, so of course he should keep his […]

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Limited blogging from me for a while

Filed in National by on November 8, 2018 2 Comments
Limited blogging from me for a while

Gotta get the bills paid. You know… Anyhoo.. I had Fox News on for a whole minute last night and heard that CNN’s Jim Acosta punched a defenseless little White House aid in the face. He’s a bad hombre. Eh? I had MSNBC on for a full 20 seconds this morning and heard that the […]

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BREAKING: Trump Fires Sessions

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While expected, it reminds us that there is no break from Trump’s perfidy: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/us/politics/jeff-sessions-fired-trump.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

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Last Night’s Overlooked Winners and Losers

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Some candidates won, some lost. But the people and ideas that were not explicitly on the ballot also won and lost. I was going to put together a post looking at the overlooked winner’s and losers but I’ll just get it started and allow you, Dear Reader, to crowdsource this mf’er.

Winners:

Jesse Chadderdon – Executive Director of the Delaware Democratic Party. While ERS deserves a lot of credit, it was Chadderdon’s work behind the scenes that drove a lot of last night’s success. His stock has clearly gone up.

Cassandra Marshall – Wilmington must be a force in Delaware Democratic politics and under Marshall’s no nonsense management, it is becoming that. This cycle she took on Wilmington’s insular Democratic Party and put in some real reforms. Wrong on Hillary Clinton, right on everything else.

Matt Denn – He did the right thing for his family and still has a lot of street cred going forward if he ever decides to use it.

Losers:

John Carney – Lackluster governorship outsourced to Ken Simple doesn’t look like a viable model going forward.

Scott Goss – Yeah, I’m still talking about how bad your reporting was, Scott. Clean up your act.

Anthony Delcollo – Sturgeon showed how to take out the garbage in the Senate. Anthony is next up.

The notion of “nice” Delaware Republicans – No more of this pretending to be cool on social issues, then stabbing the middle-class in the back when writing budgets. Ramone and his ilk have been revealed for the scumbags that they are. The next election will finish the job.

The DEGOP – On a similar note, the DEGOP is a wreck. A regional rump party of evangelical nutbags. They have no legitimate statewide candidates on the horizon and their ability to obstruct the state legislature has been diminished. Third party status achieved.

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