Here is the fact: I will vote a straight party ticket. Even the worst Democrat is better than the most stellar Republican. But if I lived in Louisiana, I’d have had to hold my nose to vote for Sen. Mary Landrieu. A solid member of the New Orleans political dynastry, Landrieu has held her seat […]
“Voting against a black man is like masturbation for the conservative base.” — Addicting Info “Call it a thumping. Call it a shellacking.”–Sam Stein and Ryan Grim So today is two days after Election Day. Democrats lost. They lost the Senate; they lost Governor’s races they expected to win. How could they lose to Brownback […]
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) admitted to the Washington Post that he plans to, as WaPo put it, “push hard for a Republican-led Senate to be as conservative and confrontational as the Republican-led House.” Note that this isn’t Cruz’s direct quote, but that of the WaPo journalist who interviewed him. But yeah, we know what Ted […]
Conservative pundit Ben Stein, author of How to Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio, made the jaw dropping accusation on Sunday that President Obama is the most racist president ever. With Republicans, if you are black and bring up your race then you’re the racist. On Fox News’ “America’s News HQ,” Stein claimed that […]
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) represents “The Sunflower?State” and his website reflects that. However, the photos of sunflowers on his site aren’t photos of the beautiful Kansas countryside; they were taken by a Ukrainian photographer in Ukraine. The header on every page of Pat Roberts’ website: Roberts campaign press release: The image as saved from the […]
It’s like Tinder, but for voters. Vocativ created the online?Votr app, which allows users to learn about U.S. Senate candidates. You answer 15 quick questions about your political beliefs and Votr will find candidates who match your views so that you can “connect.” Once you find your matches, you swipe to “love ’em or leave […]
“There’s no difference between the two parties!” You’ve seen it on Facebook. And twitter. On Tumblr. All over the place. Usually by “libertarians” who – if you dig further into their likes – it’s all Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and Paul Ryan. You know… conservatives embarrassed to call themselves conservatives. Here’s the thing: I […]
Rachel Maddow, like many on the left, is becoming frustrated with the way Democratic congressional candidates?are running their campaigns ahead of midterm elections in November. On Thursday, she?appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers.? From Mediaite: As Maddow explained, she believes it’s a ?weird strategic move? for Democrats to distance themselves from President Barack Obama, […]
The man many Democrats love to hate, Ralph Nader is back! He was on MSNBC this week outlining how the Democratic Party could turn the difficult election of 2014 into a massive win. He was also writing for the?Huffington Post?earlier in August reminding those of us that the one thing Democrats do really well is […]
Most in the political world have by now come to?realize that 2014 will be a highly contestable year for both Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate candidates. In Georgia, surprisingly enough, one of the most competitive races of all is nearing its primary election (tomorrow), and there is quite a bit of debate as to who […]
In a surprise move, right-wing Congressman Steve Stockman (TX-36) declined to file paperwork to run for re-election for his US House seat. Instead, Stockman opted to file his candidacy to unseat Texas GOP Senator John Cornyn. Cornyn, the Senate minority whip, and former Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, was expected to face only […]
As a person who grew up around apparel I have seen clothing label brands explode, maintain, recreate ?themselves, and start all over and finally in ?this case [Members Only] sell the line into Walmart. What brought that vision back to me was the word tarnished. ? I was reading an article by Steve Benen entitled,?A […]
Mary Burke, a Harvard educated former Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce, has announced that she will take on Scott Walker in 2014. Burke also has business experience as the former director of European Operations for Trek Bicycle. She serves on the school board in Madison, Wisconsin as well. Burke is a capable fundraiser, and she has […]
The Republican Party may have out-foxed itself on the voting rights and voter suppression issue. Having maneuvered for years to achieve their dream of a conservative U.S. Supreme Court, they were thrilled with the?SCOTUS decision in June?that seemed to gut enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. What they probably didn’t anticipate was that the Democratic […]
When Alison Lundergan Grimes?ran for Secretary of State in Kentucky in 2011, she had two secret weapons–Elsie and Thelma. Lundergan Grimes’ two grandmothers made an ad for her campaign that charmed the socks off of Kentucky once, and now is set to do so again–this time for her Senate run against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Early this year, Democrats thought they had the key to unseating Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 election. Her name was Ashley Judd. Anyone following Kentucky politics knows, however, that Judd threw cold water over all the speculation in March by stating she would not run.
In a move that should surprise no one, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had his negative ad machine loaded and ready for attack even before Louisville businessman and Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin’s (R) announcement this morning that he is declaring a primary challenge to the veteran senator’s seat.