“The RNC sent out a flyer to some of its members talking about potential 2016 presidential candidates. Do you know what they had in common? … ,” he said. “They were all white.” Where was Allen West. Where was Dr. Ben Carson. And have they ruled out the possibility that I might consider another run?”
Sure there will be some nutbags. And I can’t imagine that Charles Lammot DuPont Copeland would be incompetent enough to let this come to pass, but so far nobody is whispering legitimate names into the ear of the Dean of Delaware political bloggers.
In the age of the perpetual campaign, Delaware looks like the place that politics forgot.
… So far it is nothing but a free ride at the top of the ballot for Chris Coons, John Carney and Beau Biden on the Democrats’ 2014 statewide ticket, not a Republican opponent or a primary challenger in sight.
Tom Carper and Chris Coons are co-chairs of “The Third Way” , a corporate Democrat’s think tank in Washington that has been described as “oligarchy promoters pretending to be reasonable.”
Aside from Carper and Coons, the leadership of the Third Way is, “made up almost entirely of investment bankers and other Wall Street executives. So it is not surprising that Caper’s organization is going all out to undermine and discredit Elizabeth Warren.
How come *we* didn’t think of this? Approx 2 minutes long:
This is from the Represent Us movement trying to eliminate corruption in our government.
The American South is a 3rd world hell hole, and they are dragging the rest of the country down with them.
The American south (with some help from trickledown economics) is literally killing this country.
The destruction of labor has been so comprehensive that first-world nations now offshore their jobs to the U.S. In other words, we’ve become the new India. Foreign companies now see us as the world’s cheap labor force, and we have the non-unionized South to thank for that.
I have to admit, I find the teabagger reaction to any praise for Nelson Mandela among Republican office holders to be quite revealing. No longer can anyone anywhere state truthfully that the Tea Party, and every member of it, are not full on flaming hateful racists. Senator Joe McCarthy er ah I mean Ted Cruz offered praise for Mandela, and he is burned in effigy on his Facebook page by teabaggers. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich likewise called Mandela “one of the greatest leaders of our lifetime,” and he was savagely attacked for it.
But, to his credit, Gingrich did not slink away in fear like most cowardly conservatives. He fired back at his racist base, saying he is “surprised by the hostility and vehemence” of the racists, and then he asked them “[w]hat would you do here in America if you had the kind of oppression” suffered by South African blacks for decades? He also chastened his fellow Republicans for not being more vocal opponents of the apartheid regime before its fall. Gingrich, again to his credit, was one of the few Republicans back in the 1980′s that fought to end apartheid and was one of the Republicans who helped override President Ronald Reagan’s attempt to veto sanctions against South Africa’s apartheid government.
My spouse started her attempt to replace a sub-standard health insurance policy 70 days ago. She is and was a huge supporter of the ACA compromise legislation as also am/was I. We were both big supporters of single payer, still are, but understand political compromise.
This got lost in the other news this week, and once again we ask ourselves, “If the President of the United States gives a policy speech, will anyone listen?” This is a plenty solid statement of progressive principles and if no one labeled them progressive , I’d bet there is alot here most Americans would absolutely agree upon. Because middle and low income people ARE being thrown under the economic bus and have been since the Reagan presidency. The disconnect is, of course, Congress and not one of our Congressional delegation (that I can find, anyway) has chimed in to note that the President has a point and that they are working on (detailed) stuff to help ameliorate this. Getting rid of the thumb on the scale for most of their voters is a clear way to better prosperity all around, but I gather that Third Way cred is going to be more important than you OR your vote. Anyway, here is the President’s speech, about 48 minutes long.
Wonder if anyone here remembers this:
Delaware GOP on Cloud 9
While the rest of the GOP world is moping around or angrily lashing out at 55% of Americans, the Delaware GOP thinks everything is SWEET! This is from an actual Delaware GOP email that they sent out today.
“Positive News you don’t normally hear from Iraq”
He is terrible. Today, our ‘Honorable’ voted with the Rethugs and 35 other phony D’s to “exempt many private equity fund advisers from a provision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform law which required advisers with more than $150 million in assets under management to register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.”
What earthly public purpose could be served by such an exemption? None, none at least that makes sense from a progressive perspective.
December is the time of year for year end reviews. The Delaware General Assembly will be restarting its 147th Session this January, and now is a good time to see what they did, and how they did it. The Delaware chapter of Americans for Democratic Action released its 2013 Legislative Report Card last month. Their legislative report card focuses on the individual members of the General Assembly and how they sponsored and voted on specific progressive pieces of legislation.
The Progressives Democrats for Delaware (PDD) released their legislative scorecard today, and they instead focused on how their progressive priority legislation fared in the General Assembly as a whole that is completely controlled by Democrats. The PDD report is entitled “The Good, the Bad, and the Incomplete” and states that “four legislative goals were achieved; four were defeated, while four were incomplete.”
The full reports are inside.
hen incidents like this happen a chill runs up my spine.
A Michigan woman who suffered a dangerous, painful and prolonged miscarriage when she was 18 weeks pregnant is at the center of a lawsuit that claims she was denied appropriate treatment by a Catholic hospital guided by religious, not medical, concerns.
Yeah, I know. The new Pope is saying awesome stuff… perhaps he can back those words up with deeds?
What happened to this woman is 100% unacceptable. They knew the pregnancy wasn’t viable. They knew the safest treatment option. They knew they were endangering her health. And I’m sure they knew she had two children at home, because, as a mother, I can’t imagine not worrying (aloud) about my children when I’m in the emergency room. But, I’m beginning to think that these Catholic bishops, and other “pro-lifers”, only consider pregnant women mothers because they seem a-okay with creating motherless children.
It’s as if losing a child is only okay if a woman suffers maximum pain and risks her health and life. I can’t wrap my head around that, but these incidents keep happening so that’s the drill.
I just heard about this happening at Amazon’s Middletown facility. Can anyone spot the problem?
State Auditor Tom Wagner has been in office since 1988. He barely won reelection last time, in a year favoring Republicans (2010), against Richard Korn, a man that people were not rushing to vote for even before he was indicted on child pornography charges. A credible candidate beats him this time. Attorney Brenda Mayrack seems to have both the party backing, knowledge and auditing experience to be that credible candidate.
Now, as for the Treasurer. The oldest addage in politics is you can’t beat something with nothing, though the Republicans have really tried to test it out over the last five years. Right now, the conventional wisdom is Treasurer Flowers is in trouble and ripe for defeat at the hands of a GOP candidate. That has the Democratic establishment talking behind the scenes to Celia Cohen that they will be primarying Flowers with someone. But who?