Archive for September, 2010

The show must go on

By Jacob | Related entries in Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense

On the Left: The most important part of our jobs as United States Senators is to create jobs in our states. That is especially true in times like these, when so many are reeling from so much economic pain – Harry Reid and on the Right: in my view it’s an insult to the millions […]

September 28th, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

2010 Strategies

By donar | Related entries in News

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September 27th, 2010 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Gallup: 58% Of Americans Want Third Party

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Independents, Liberalism, Polls, Republicans, tea party

It’s jumped considerably since the 2008 election. But do people really want the Tea Party to be the third way? Gallup with more… My gut tells me that most folks understand that the Tea Partiers are just really angry conservatives who are lashing out at their own for supporting fiscally irresponsible behavior. And yes, there […]

September 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 49 Comments »

A Look At Income Equality Since 1980

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money, Taxes

Kevin Drum shares this sobering chart, which shows the share of total earnings that go to each income bracket. It pretty clearly demonstrates how supply side economic policies have benefitted the rich and the super rich. Meanwhile, everybody else is left holding the bag. Where’d he get the data? The CBO. Here’s more… If you […]

September 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Sarah Palin Makes Presidential Noises In Iowa

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Palin, Republicans

We’ll have to see how all of the Tea Party candidates fare, but if they do well I’d bet $1,000 that she’s running. From Fox News: “If the American people were to be ready for someone who is willing to shake it up, and willing to get back to time-tested truths, and help lead our […]

September 18th, 2010 | Permalink| 32 Comments »

Murkowski Declares Write-In Campaign For Alaska Senate Seat

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Elections, Republicans, Senate, tea party

Looks like the Tea Party folks are getting a lot more push back from the GOP then they were expecting. First Mike Castle won’t endorse Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and now Lisa Murkowski is literally trying to win while not being on the ballot. From Anchorage Daily News: Murkowski said she agonized over the decision […]

September 18th, 2010 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

O’Donnell Wins In Delaware. Democrats Rejoice.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Delaware, Democrats, Republicans, tea party

Why? Public Policy Polling explains… Republicans more than likely cost themselves a Senate seat last night. Chris Coons begins the general election in Delaware with a 50-34 lead over Christine O’Donnell. Mike Castle would have led Coons by a 45-35 margin. While O’Donnell may have ingratiated herself to Delaware’s small group of registered Republicans over […]

September 15th, 2010 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

Moody’s: Rich Don’t Spend Tax Cuts

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Money, Taxes

Bloomberg has some news that reinforces what many of us suspected…the rich save their tax cuts: Hand the wealthiest Americans a tax cut and history suggests they will save the money rather than spend it. Tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 under President George W. Bush were followed by increases in the saving rate among […]

September 13th, 2010 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

Gallup: 59% Want Tax Cuts For Rich To Expire

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Taxes

Not only that, only 54% of Republicans favor them staying in place. Key graph… Obama may not be doing some very popular things when it comes to moderate Republicans and Independents, but keeping this campaign promise seems like a must. Because people aren’t buying the Republicans’ lies about this being a jobs killer because it […]

September 10th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

If You Only Watch One Crazy, Unhinged Stump Speech Today, Make It Phil Davison’s

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

I guarantee you’ll laugh your ass off if you watch Councilman Phil Davison of Minerva, Ohio give what has to be considered the worst/best stump speech in the history of stump speeches. He will not apologize for his tone tonight! Did you hear him?!? He will not do it!!! And did you catch the part […]

September 9th, 2010 | Permalink| 9 Comments »