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It is only September and the finger pointing over Ken Simpler’s loss has already started

Filed in National by on September 19, 2018 58 Comments
It is only September and the finger pointing over Ken Simpler’s loss has already started

New Castle County GOP chairman resigns, blasts party and U.S. Senate candidate Rob Arlett

A central figure in the Delaware Republican Party fired off a scathing resignation letter last week that blasted both the direction of the state GOP and its recent nomination of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Arlett.

“Mr. Arlett lacks the character and integrity needed to lead our Ticket and receive my support,” wrote Peter Kopf, a former banking executive who has chaired the New Castle County Republican Committee and served on the state party’s executive committee since last year.

In his letter — a copy of which was obtained by The News Journal on Wednesday — the 64-year-old references “critical information” about Arlett he claims “will eventually derail his candidacy.”

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Sept. 19 Open Thread: Kavanaugh or Bust

Filed in National, Open Thread by on September 19, 2018 26 Comments

Confronted with Brett Kavanaugh’s sudden radioactivity, the GOP has decided on the only course it knows: Full speed ahead. Senators seemed to settle on a narrative by last night, to wit: This whole thing has been unfair to him. Never mind that this woman never wanted to come forward publicly, she had no right to […]

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Song of the Day 9/19: James Hill, “Billie Jean”

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on September 19, 2018 0 Comments

I love cover versions that give familiar tunes a makeover. You won’t find a more radical yet faithful reinterpretation of a classic than James Hill’s solo performance of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” on electric ukulele. Yes, kids, crazy as it sounds, there’s an enormous ukulele underground out there featuring players who can do things with […]

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Rotten People Make Rotten Nominees

Filed in National by on September 18, 2018 14 Comments

So much for that easy win Republicans expected heading into the midterms. Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has turned into our latest national morality play, and Democrats deserve credit for turning what could have been a dispiriting loss into a midterm rallying cry. Now Republicans will have to fight to get him over […]

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Sept. 18 Open Thread: Trump Fans So Sure of ‘Red Wave’ They See No Reason to Vote

Filed in National, Open Thread by on September 18, 2018 10 Comments

How dumb are they? This dumb: An internal RNC poll shows a majority of Trump supporters believe his talk of a “red wave,” so they think they don’t have to bother voting in the mid-terms. This is not wishful thinking — this is their own internal polling. Gotta love those poorly educated. Trump, desperately grasping […]

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Coons will be “No” on Kav-n-Gnaw based on extreme views of Prez Power

Filed in National by on September 18, 2018 6 Comments
Coons will be “No” on Kav-n-Gnaw based on extreme views of Prez Power

Coons on Morning Joe right now…because of course he is. Under withering* questioning by Joe Scar, Coons just broke some news about Dr. Ford’s letter being leaked which forced Ford to lay aside her desire for anonymity. *What passes for tough questioning on morning TV is relative.

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Democrats Should Not Fight, Or Republicans will “___X___”

Filed in National by on September 18, 2018 1 Comment
Democrats Should Not Fight, Or Republicans will “___X___”

This stupid bullshit trying to pass for “analysis” inevitably comes up when Democrats are presented with an opportunity to confront Republican malfeasance. Today’s version goes something like…”Democrats should not fight the Kavanaugh nomination, or Republicans will be energized to vote in the midterms.” I can only reply, “Are you fucking kidding me?” to this kind […]

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Song of the Day 9/18: The Bottle Rockets, “Get Down River”

Filed in National by on September 18, 2018 2 Comments

I could do a whole week of flood songs in honor of Florence, but this live performance of “Get Down River” by alt-country rockers the Bottle Rockets seems to capture the mood best. I saw this band, led by Brian Henneman, opening for and backing up Marshall Crenshaw, some years ago at the Queen on […]

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Sept. 17 Open Thread: Kavanaugh Confirmation Cock-Blocked

Filed in National, Open Thread by on September 17, 2018 52 Comments

The woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh when both were in high school has come forward, setting up a Showdown in #Metoo Corral if Democrats can get a vote delayed. It appears they will: Republican member Jeff Flake says the committee should hold off on voting until it hears from the […]

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Song of the Day 9/17: OK Go, “Obsession”

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on September 17, 2018 1 Comment

Music videos seem like artifacts of the past, but bands still release them, only with smaller budgets. One thing has improved — back in the ’80s you had to wait for MTV to play the video you wanted to see. Today you can go to YouTube and watch the video to “Obsession” over and over […]

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Research Confirms – You can kill twice as many with an AR-15

Filed in National by on September 16, 2018 0 Comments
Research Confirms – You can kill twice as many with an AR-15

If you want to double the number of people you kill when you shoot up your office, school or church, use a machine gun for twice the the death and injury. Any time a shooter opens fire in a school, a church or anywhere else, the consequences can be deadly. But the danger is about […]

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Chris Coons’ Prayer Breakfast Contact Tried To Meet Trump A Year Earlier Than Prosecutors Previously Claimed

Filed in National by on September 16, 2018 0 Comments
Chris Coons’ Prayer Breakfast Contact Tried To Meet Trump A Year Earlier Than Prosecutors Previously Claimed

Alleged Russian spy Mariia Butina, and prayer breakfast partner of Chris Coons, tried to meet with President Donald Trump way back in July 2015, just months after he launched his campaign and far before anyone considered him a viable candidate.

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“Vote Against Tom Carper” Mailer

Filed in National by on September 16, 2018 12 Comments
“Vote Against Tom Carper” Mailer

The same outfit that ran the anti-Carper commercial is really going after him in this mailer.

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