Here are the results for Governor Markell. The bigoted brigades that came here last night to defend the Ugandan Right to Discriminate tilted the balance of disapproval for the Governor. That’s the breaks.
You can tell the poll was freeped by the knuckle draggers by the “Strongly Disapprove” option, which, out of the the 154 total votes, measured 64. True Delawareans don’t do anything strongly. We’ll redo the poll once the neanderthals are distracted by a shiny rock, next week perhaps.
Now go vote on Matt Denn, to your right————–>
If there is a person alive who is more evil than Dick Cheney, I’ve never heard of them. He was the guy who was supposed to be the adult in the room during the caretaker Presidency of George Bush’s idiot son. Instead, to the non-surprise of many, he turned out to be a bloodthirsty sociopath. Well, now he is back talking to Fox News because he is such an expert on the military or something.
The current excuse for the evil bigotry the Republican Party has displayed and advanced with respect to gays and marriage equality is that state action recognizing gay marriage and banning discrimination against gays infringes the religious freedom of those who oppose gays on religious grounds.
The Reverend Emily C. Heath of the United Church of Christ has published a wonderful test to determine whether a person’s religious freedom is truly being violated. Let’s take it together, shall we?
Let’s see how things are going with the Republican wooing of gays, minorities and women.
First up, the LGTB Republican love letter – that the Arizona legislature has passed (and sealed with a kiss) and the only thing that may stop Jan Brewer from signing it into law is the threat of losing the super bowl. Priorities, people. Anderson Cooper delivered the ultimate smack-down to Arizona state Sen. and gubernatorial candidate Al Melvin. Seriously, watch the video. Melvin isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, but it seems Arizona is full of tools.
“I think we got off that track when we allowed our government to become a secular government, when we stopped realizing that God created this nation, that He wrote the constitution, that’s based on biblical principles.” — Former Rep.Tom DeLay (R-TX), in an interview on Global Evangelical Television. The sound you hear is our Founding Fathers, and most notably Thomas Jefferson, rolling over in their graves.
“Once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it.” — Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin (R), quoted by Slate. And that’s how Republicans view women. As receptacles and hosts. Not as humans and mothers.
“There are several possible explanations for why Republicans would not denounce Nugent and his statement in unqualified terms. One is that they aren’t all that offended by what Nugent said. A second is Nugent is on their “team” and therefore needs to be treated with kid gloves. A third explanation is that they fear that in denouncing Nugent they will upset elements of the GOP base. Any of these explanations is an indictment,” – Pete Wehner, Commentary.
In the poll on your right, state whether your strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of the job performance of Governor Jack Markell. There is also an option for Neutral or Meh, which is also kinda like “Don’t care” or “Don’t know.” I am sure why you are voting in a poll if you have no opinion or knowledge of the subject matter of the poll, but sometimes people just want to express a resounding shrug of the shoulders as an opinion.
This poll is of course an internet poll, and thus it is purely voluntary, non-random, and non-scientific. At best, the results can only be described as a poll of the readership of Delaware Liberal.
Three members of a right wing conservative terrorist organization have been arrested in Georgia and charged in federal court with conspiracy to attack federal agencies with explosive devices. The conservative terrorists were planning on using pipe bombs and thermite devices, and the target of their planned terrorist bombing appears to be TSA and FEMA offices, among other agencies.
If only the socially progressive Governor Markell was also the economically progressive Governor Markell. Well, I will enjoy the former…
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) spoke out against the controversial anti-gay bill in Arizona Monday, stating that if Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signs it into law, the state should not be allowed to host the Super Bowl next year in Glendale.
“It seems to me if they pass this law and if she signs it, the NFL may be looking, or maybe should be looking, to move the Super Bowl out of that state. There are so many places around the country that are welcoming to everybody,” he said in an interview on MSNBC with host Ronan Farrow.
“Burble, bauble, toil and trouble. Give me a scotch and make it a double.” That’s my spell. Read on to see Christine ply her dark arts in an attempt to once again separate fools from their purses.
Delaware Tea Party star Christine O’Donnell is at it again, attempting to raise money and generate sympathy by claiming she was victimized by the IRS and Delaware’s Division of Revenue.
O’Donnell wrote an op-ed for the New York Post on Saturday, saying she was “preyed upon” by state and federal officials who “leaked” her private tax records, resulting in damage to her 2010 U.S. Senate campaign.
She refers as evidence to a publicly available federal tax lien that was filed in New Castle County as the IRS audited O’Donnell’s 2005 tax return for unpaid federal taxes. The News Journal wrote about O’Donnell’s financial problems, including the lien, in this March 20, 2010 story.
Arizona’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a pro-discrimination bill last week that gives government sanction to any form of discrimination that a bigot wishes to practice. Now, obviously this law is blatantly unconstitutional and it will not survive its first encounter with a judge, any judge, anywhere. And Governor Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a similar bill last year. So there are hopes that this bill will never take affect as law. But to prod Brewer along, and to punish the bigots who call themselves the Republican legislators, George Takei has sent a message to the people of Arizona.
There is a lot of weirdness packed into Acting DEGOP Chair, Copeland’s fundraising appeal. Let’s unpack it, shall we?
Dear Fellow Republican,
This past week Joe Biden told his fellow tax. borrow and spend Democrats that, “There isn’t a Republican Party”. I need your help to prove him wrong!
That was February 14th. Way to jump on this hot news item, Charlie.
As a Delaware Republican, you’ve watched the strong arm tactics of the Biden family over the years, and the negative impact it’s had on our nation and our state.
He doesn’t say what strong arm tactics, so I guess this it just Biden hating for the sake of Biden hating. A little red meat for the downstate dummies who aren’t at the cocktail parties Charlie attends with the Bidens. Maybe the strong arm tactics he is talking about is the dastardly winning of the elections? I can see how Copeland would view the ability to win elections as some sort of mysterious black magic.
This is pretty intriguing — Eminem, Ice Cube, Korn plus elements of Anonymous put together this video meant to help promote the worldwide Wave of Action on April 4,2014. There’s not a ton of info at the website, but they seem to want to inspire activity around the world (protests, social service, rallies, media projects) plus create celebrations of Occupy at their major protest sites. This video is 4:46:
Anyone know anything more about this event? Let us know in the comments.
Michael Tomasky has taken to the NY Review of Books to speculate about A New Populism in the Democratic Party. He sees signs of the party “soft-shoeing” its way leftward:
For example, the Center for American Progress (CAP), under its new president Neera Tanden, has pushed “middle-class” or “middle-out” economics as the left’s alternative to supply-side, trickle-down economics. The idea of middle-out economics is that the government, instead of investing in the top 2 percent by means of tax and other privileges, should instead invest in the broad middle through a number of left-leaning policy choices from which the bounty would radiate out to all sectors of the society. These would include a much higher minimum wage, paid family leave, and improvement of decaying infrastructure. Obama’s Knox College speech on inequality is one expression of the middle-out view in the way it ties middle-class investment to growth.4 CAP has been pushing the White House to take up these arguments, not the other way around.
John Podesta, CAP’s former president, helped launch a new think tank, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, devoted specifically to issues related to inequality. Podesta is now a White House counselor, which gives these issues respected representation in debates in the Roosevelt Room and the Oval Office.
This is all a welcome shift in emphasis, but of course it doesn’t mean that populist policies are going to become reality anytime soon. There is opposition to them within the Democratic Party and its broader policy solar system. Not nearly as much as there once was; the radical rightward shift of the Republican Party has, perhaps inevitably, moved the Democratic center of gravity leftward. But the opposition to populism continues.
In spite of the soap opera that is his life, Vance Phillips will give himself the watermelon of doom this year and attempt to be its first survivor. His chances of survival actually seem pretty good if this Cape Gazette blurb fully captures his opponent’s confusion.
Imagine that. Swing by the Post Office and do your banking. Deposits, not by mail, though you could from home or the Postal Box down at the corner. But actually do your banking when you send the kids a care package. A really great idea with no downsides.
The chart is starting to fill in. But a lot of candidate recruiting remains, especially on the Republican side. One trend is clear: 2014 will feature a lot of primaries. Which makes some sense to a certain extent. Delaware is in many ways a one party state now. Some voters and some candidates recognize that and join the dominant majority party (the Democrats) and then the Democratic Primary is now the only place where there is a competitive election. Perhaps that is why we already have a primary for the 18th Senate District between Gary Wolfe and Patrick Emory.
Other primaries result from the actions and performance of the incumbent in office. These kind of primaries take three forms. First, you can have an organic, grass roots affair with a progressive newcomer challenging an entrenched establishment figure. That was certainly the case with Senator Tony Deluca v. Bryan Townsend in 2012. Second, you can have an incumbent so incompetent and/or vulnerable that multiple challengers enter the race. Indeed, the incumbent might be so incompetent and vulnerable that even the state party establishment will turn its back and endorse one of the challengers. And example of this is the 2012 Insurance Commissioner’s race with Karen Weldin Stewart, Mitch Crane, Dennis Spivak and Paul Gallagher. Finally, you can have a situation where the incumbent has pissed off the establishment in some way. It could be that the incumbent is rightfully (or wrongfully) challenging the status quo. Or it could be that the incumbent has several scandals that are damaging to the party’s chances of keeping the office should the incumbent be the nominee. Or it could be both, if your name is Chip Flowers. And so the establishment puts up a candidate against the incumbent in the hopes that the incumbent will lose.