Archive for August, 2010

Gallup: GOP Leads By 10 In Generic Ballot

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Polls, Republicans

Yesterday, mw laid out a few compelling scenarios for this fall and they look plausible to me. After all, we’re talking about numbers from folks like Nate Silver. And today we see that the mood for GOPers is a lot more than the Dems. At least according to Gallup. Here’s the key graph… And, as […]

August 31st, 2010 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

10 in ’10

By mw | Related entries in Democrats, House, Republicans, Senate

My 2010 election prediction: The GOP wins 8 or 9 more Senate seats outright, then takes majority control by flipping Lieberman and/or Nelson. They fall a few seats short in the House and Nancy Pelosi continues as Speaker of the House.

August 30th, 2010 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

Is National Journal Building A News Channel?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Media, News

Most active political bloggers get between 20 – 30 emails a day from PR companies and other news sources trying to get you to write about their news. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of releases from National Journal about new journos they’re adding to their team. I noticed a few higher profile names, but […]

August 25th, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

CBO: Stimulus Created At Least 1.4M Jobs In Q2

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Jobs

The stimulus did nothing for our economy? It didn’t prevent a second Great Depression? It didn’t help create demand when we literally had deflation? It didn’t prop up a system that relied on consumer spending when consumers weren’t spending? The CBO shines the light: In its latest quarterly assessment of the act, the CBO said […]

August 24th, 2010 | Permalink| 58 Comments »

2010: The Year Of The Anti-Incumbents? Not Really.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Republicans, Video

So, I’ve definitely been guilt of pushing the anti-incumbent meme, but it’s appearing as if the exact opposite is true. By a margin of 317-7 (4 of which were Repubs, 1 of whom was Arlen Specter), incumbents have been winning primary fights left and right. And the AFP is noticing… PHOENIX, Arizona — Despite surging […]

August 24th, 2010 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Mosques, Maxims, Monticello and Mojo

By mw | Related entries in Bloomberg, Civil Liberties, Constitution, News, Obama, Reid, Religion

In America, in matters of religious tolerance, there should be no close calls, no qualification of primary principles, and the first amendment should not be location dependent. I hold no quarter with the distinction of “rights” vs. right which strikes me as a Clintonian parsing for those looking to rationalize making the Cordoba Project move the mosque/cultural center.

August 19th, 2010 | Permalink| 46 Comments »

Really America? The Mosque Is Why You Disapprove Of Obama?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, Politics, Polls, Religion, WTF?

Note the big drop in the past week. Obama had been bumping along at around pretty much even approval/disapproval, but then he made a principled, correct stand on what religious freedom means to us a nation…and his approval drops? And, by the way, this isn’t even a mosque. It’s a small prayer center inside of […]

August 19th, 2010 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Dr. Laura, Your First Amendment Rights Are Alive And Well

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Race

From WSJ: Schlessinger said on “Larry King Live” Tuesday that she “made the decision not to do radio anymore” because she wanted to regain her First Amendment rights and say what’s on her mind. Sure, that’s why she’s quitting…not because her advertisers told her they’re through with her after she blurted out racial obscenities on […]

August 18th, 2010 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

NewsCorp Donates $1M To Republican Governors Association

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Media, Money, Republicans

Now they’re just rubbing it in our faces… From Wash Post: Jack Horner, a spokesman for News Corp., said in an interview: “It’s patently false that a corporate donation would have any bearing on our news-gathering activities at Fox News or any other of our properties.” News Corp., which also owns the New York Post, […]

August 18th, 2010 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Politico: Obama Isn’t Playing The Game, So He Won’t Get Reelected

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Media, Obama

Ready for an exercise in tortured logic? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Pay especially close attention to Roger Simon’s last paragraph: Honest to goodness, the man just does not get it. He might be forced to pull a Palin and resign before his first term is over. He could go off and write […]

August 17th, 2010 | Permalink| 15 Comments »