Archive for March, 2010

The People vs. The Parties: California Proposition 14 Open Primary Initiative

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in News

California – the laid back state, the Left Coast — has a real American fight going on. There’s a firestorm over California Proposition 14 open primary initiative. We might expect the major parties to oppose a referendum that gives more power to the people and less to the party bosses. The main opponents of Prop […]

March 31st, 2010 | Permalink| 9 Comments »


By donar | Related entries in California, Cartoons, Drugs, Political Graffiti

Reuters Link… Tweet

March 30th, 2010 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Government To Gain $8B In Profit From Citigroup TARP Buyback

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economic recovery, Money

More encouraging news about the TARP program… From Washington Post: Among the banks that rule Wall Street, Citigroup got a bailout that was bigger than the rest. Now the company is about to pay a king’s ransom for its federal rescue. The Obama administration is making final preparations to sell its stake in the New […]

March 30th, 2010 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Gallup: Who Likes Health Care, Who Doesn’t?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, Independents, Polls, Republicans

If you dig into the demographics of approval/disapproval on the health care question, some interesting trends emerge… As expected, those who have health care don’t like reform. Because it won’t mean much for them and Dems haven’t made a compelling case that it will drive down their premiums. Well, not yet anyway. However, those who […]

March 29th, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Harry Kresky: Open Primary Helps Third Parties

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in News

It’s particularly disturbing that at a moment when millions of independents are knocking at the door of an electoral process from which they are excluded, Ralph Nader and the third party movement would want to slam it shut. (From “Should state adopt an open primary? Yes” by independent attorney Harry Kresky in Sunday’s Sac Bee) […]

March 29th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Victoria Jackson + Fox News = Instant Hilarity

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Comedy, Media, Obama, Partisan Hacks

You’ll remember Victoria from Saturday Night Live fame and the fact that she thinks Obama is the anti-christ. Cue hilarity… Yes, Glenn Beck has taught Victoria Jackson well. And that’s all that really needs to be said… Tweet

March 27th, 2010 | Permalink| 50 Comments »

Future Republican

By donar | Related entries in Bipartisan, Cartoons, Congress, Democrats, Political Graffiti, Republicans


March 26th, 2010 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Donklephant Going Down From 11PM to 5AM Central Tonight/Tomorrow

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

Just an FYI for those of you who are looking for some late night political reading. Media Temple is scheduling some maintenance on their infrastructure and it’ll mean that the site will most likely be down at that time. But never fear…we’ll be back up soon! Best, Justin Tweet

March 26th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Requiem For A Health Care Reform Dream

By mw | Related entries in Budget, Democrats, Economy, health care reform, Obama, Republicans

The Affordable Health Care for America Act is a bad piece of legislation that will have negative consequences for our economy and country and should never have become law. On that one point many liberals, conservatives and libertarians agree. Perhaps President Obama has simply fulfilled the campaign promise of a post-partisan political environment in Washington D.C. Due to his efforts, many Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Liberals and Conservatives are now united – in opposition to the BFD that is the Obama Health Care Reform hairball.

March 26th, 2010 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Best Unintentional Cameo In American History?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Comedy, Democrats, Obama, Video

Just watch… Robert Gibbs…umm…did you not hear your boss talking? He’ll never live this one down. Tweet

March 25th, 2010 | Permalink| 4 Comments »