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Todd Akin’s Facebook Page Announces He’s Staying In The Race

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Missouri, Politics, Republicans, tea party, WTF?

First, a screenshot of the status update his campaign posted on his Facebook Page two hours ago. As you can see, the comments are not kind. Still, this is the LAST word we’ve had from the Akin campaign. This is after all the interviews he gave, all the statements by every Republican that matters currently […]

August 20th, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Joining The Call For Civility In Discourse

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Partisan Nonsense, Politics

Given all of the heated rhetoric and personal attacks lately, Matt Lewis has a great suggestion: Conservatives, of course, will point to liberal examples of hatred and bitterness and say, “they do it, too!” Both sides do this. Both sides should be more civil. Both sides should show more character. But since I suspect I’m […]

March 6th, 2012 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

It’s Halftime in Mexico, Canada and Italy

By mw | Related entries in Cars, Media, Partisan Nonsense, Politics, Sports

If there is a political message to found here, it has nothing to do with the advertisement itself. The ad is doing exactly what any good ad should do. In fact, it does more – Memeorandum is tracking reactions, people are writing columns about it, it is being posted on blogs and social networks. Chrysler is getting more than their money’s worth from this spot.

The political problem is with the underlying company. The problem is with the moral hazard unleashed when they were bailed out with taxpayer money. The problem is with the subsequent heavy handed politically motivated machinations orchestrated by the Obama administration in the bankruptcy proceedings. I would not want to buy a car from that company.

February 7th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Epic Fail of Ranked-choice Voting in Oakland

By mw | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Elections, Politics

With Ranked-choice voting, Oakland voters are facing the question whether they legitimately elected an incompetent, or if they were denied the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidate for mayor.

November 14th, 2011 | Permalink| 27 Comments »

No Labels To Launch on December 13th

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Politics

If you haven’t heard yet, a new organization has popped up that promises to be a non-partisan/centrist/independent/moderate alternative for the rest of us. It’s called No Labels and it’s launching next Monday. Happy Birthday to me. Also, the symbol of the “party” is a buffalo. I was born in Buffalo, NY. Coincidence? Yes, completely. Tweet

December 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Joe Scarborough Gives Me An Early Birthday Present

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Palin, Partisan Hacks, Politics

Joe Scarborough will be part of the No Lables forum on December 13. And I am pleased. From Huff Post: WASHINGTON — TV’s Joe Scarborough, who today dismissed Sarah Palin as a symbol of “anti-intellectualism” with a “dopey dream” of being president, will help headline the launch next month of a new national group dedicated […]

November 30th, 2010 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Tea Partying

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Democrats, Political Graffiti, Politics, Republicans, tea party

With another decisive and bitter election coming up, it looks like further gridlock as Americans split further apart politically, socially and economically.  Names and labels are replacing concepts and ideas that once brought people to the table.  Not to be too romantic or idealistic but what ever happen to the concept of What you can […]

October 18th, 2010 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

Updating “10 in 10″ on 10-10-10 at 10:10

By mw | Related entries in Congress, News, Politics, Polls, Senate

What better day and time to update our “10 in 10? election prognostications? Last we checked in – Nate Silver (our polling analyst of choice) showed that 9 of the 10 seats most likely to change parties were all held by Democrats and he was forecasting a net 6-7 seat Republican gain in the Senate. One month later, with less than a month to go – 10 of the top 10 seats most likely to change parties are all held by Democrats and Nate is forecasting an 8-9 seat gain by the GOP. So – despite the nomination of a GOP clown candidate in Delaware (virtually guaranteeing a Democratic victory in that state) the odds of a GOP Senate takeover continue to improve.

October 10th, 2010 | Permalink| 4 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 »

The ‘First, DO Harm’ Act – CA Prop 14

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in Bad Decisions, California, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Independents, Partisan Nonsense, Politics

I wont be nearly the first person to be writing about California’s Proposition 14. I’m coming late into the game, having only listened to the vague positive talking points of the California Independent Voter Network (CAIVN), and their allies, who have talked this proposition up. But I began to see some dissent, and took at […]

June 6th, 2010 | Permalink| 17 Comments »