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Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 04:03 PM PST

Why Christie won and Cucinelli lost

by calef

In a word: Obama.  Christie saw his approval ratings among Democrats jump from 26% before Sandy to 67% after Sandy.  The difference?  The Obama hug.  Obama signalled it was ok to like Christie. Whether Christie is a conservative in moderate clothing is irrelevant given he was, metaphorically, endorsed by Obama. In fact the national Democratic party did little to oppose Christie, never mind support the hapless Barbara Buono.  One could say that the election results are a reflection of the extended impact an Obama embrace can have and will have in 2016 on the national political scene. Cucinelli, instead, ran away from everything Obama: Obamacare, gay marriage, extended medicare, choice. And he lost.  He lost because he did not win any Democratic support, anywhere.  The lesson then, for those running in 2014: get an Obama hug if you want to win.

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Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:13 PM PST

Mike Huckabee is a Devil

by calef

Mike Huckabee blames the kids for the massacre

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Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 07:29 AM PDT

Bloomberg Poll - Obama up by 13

by calef

Just published poll from Bloomberg has Obama 53% - 40% over Romney nationwide.  The results are significantly higher for Obama than other recent polls from Gallup and House of Rass, and reflect enduring strength even though the right track-wrong track numbers are 32%-60% against Obama. Obama's campaign strategy is obviously working: hit Romney hard up front on Baine and his out-of-touch view of the world. Not to mention the prancing horses.

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Thu May 12, 2011 at 04:33 PM PDT

Tweety nails the Newt

by calef

Chris nails Newt today.  Watch how he hammers the point home, relentlessly, that Newt's use of racially charged racial terms is not innocent.  Who cares if Newt is not a racist in his heart? Newt uses racial fault lines to score political points.  The harm is not that he is a racist, it is that he reinforces racist sentiments by dog whistling through the racist tail gate party. Watch the http://www.msnbc.msn.com/...

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Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 02:48 AM PDT

John Yoo Explains Why He Broke the Law

by calef

John Yoo's Op Ed piece in todays WSJ proves that there is no basis for Bush's warrant-less wiretapping.

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Americans don't like quitters

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Wed Jun 24, 2009 at 07:49 PM PDT

Sanford is a security risk

by calef

"Maria" worked for the Argentine government

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The Republican party has been silent on the extremism of conservative talk radio too long. Time to hold them accountable.

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Sun Mar 01, 2009 at 09:10 AM PST

Rush Limbaugh's America

by calef

Limbaugh's America is Corporate America.

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