Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Laffey For Senate

If Cranston mayor Stephen Laffey beats Lincoln Chafee in the primary this week, Sheldon Whitehouse (D) will win overwhelmingly 58% to 31%, according to recent polls.

In the general election, Chafee trails Whitehouse by two points.

Laffey For Senate

If Cranston mayor Stephen Laffey beats Lincoln Chafee in the primary this week, Sheldon Whitehouse (D) will win overwhelmingly 58% to 31%, according to recent polls.

In the general election, Chafee trails Whitehouse by two points.

Carol Gay For Congress

Carol Gay is running hard in the 4th district but desperately needs more help. Here is Carol on the issues.

It's only two monthes until the nation's destiny is determined...It's actually in the hands of more than the voters.

Great Quote

From both sides, this is a great quote.

"Democrats are trying to indict an entire class of people, who happen to be called Republican candidates for Congress," said Glen Bolger, a Republican pollster handling dozens of House races. "We have to bring individual indictments with different cases and different pieces of evidence."

"How unfair can the Democrats be? Actually calling Republican candidates for Congress Republicans? Wow, you'd think this was an election year or something." -- Daily Kos

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Democratic Whip on Labor Day

Steny Hoyer on Labor Day.

Hoyer makes the point that many on the Journal editorial page don't seem to understand. Economic policy should not be simply targeting economic strength but also poverty eradication. 37 million Americans are living in poverty, with more and more living in extreme poverty than before. The least this Congress can do is adjust the minimum wage to inflation.

Labor Day History

Go to Blanton's and Ashton's for a comprehensive hisLinktory of the Labor Day holiday. There are also some hilarious cartoons on the subject.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Democrats Field Increasing Number of Women

Women are running in nearly half of the most competitive House races this election cycle, reports the Times.

Republicans also tout the number of minority candidates running on the GOP slate this year.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Why Conservatives Hate The Media

Here's a post over at Liberal Values about why the right constantly criticizes what they deem to be a biased left wing media.

Especially on the issue of Iraq, the media is always targeted for presenting too grim a depiction of the situation. However, Republicans should be happy, as television news goes days sometimes without even covering it.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Katherine Harris Condemns Separation of Church and State

No, this isn't liberal spin. This isn't a headline that is only seen on blogs. This is the headline of a Washington Post article. And no, they're not exaggerating.

"If you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin," Harris told interviewers from the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention.

"And if we are the ones not actively involved in electing those godly men and women," then "we're going to have a nation of secular laws. That's not what our Founding Fathers intended, and that certainly isn't what God intended."

arris campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Marks did not respond to questions but said that Rep. Harris encourages Americans of all faiths to participate in government.

14 Points of Facism

Via Blanton's and Ashton's.

Do these seem familiar?

Virginia Turns Bluer

Senator George Allen now trails his Democratic opponent in the most recent poll by slightly more than 1 point, 47.9% to 46.6%.

The Democrats are finally seeing the possibility of winning back the Senate in the horizon. Now there are six close races, with the Democrats needing to win all of them to take control.

Democrats Grow Angry With Lieberman

The Hill predicts some repercussions for Joe Lieberman's independent candidacy even if he wins the election and returns to the Democratic Caucus, especially since revelations that Lieberman's appeals to conservative voters could spark a heavy Republican turnout in three hotly contested congressional districts currently held by Republicans. Lieberman could be stripped of his seniority by the party leadership, putting his promises of "bringing home the bacon" in jeopardy.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Best Political Novels

The Wall Street Journal released a list of the five best political novels:

Anthony Trollope’s The Prime Minister, Charles McCarry’s Shelley’s Heart, Qiu Xiaolong’s Death of a Red Heroine, Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon, and Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men.

The only one I've read of those five is All the King's Men, which is based on the story of Huey Long, the legendary demogogue governor of Louisiana. I have to say that I was enormously disappointed to find out that the bulk of the story revolves around the personal life of one of the governor's personal assistants.

BlogSheroes listed a few other suggestions that differed from the Journal. To Kill a Mockingbird, Brave New World, 1984, Animal Farm, The Grapes of Wrath.

As the blogger explains, although the books do not explicitly deal with politics, they are certainly political.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Santorum Finally Gets Within Single Digits

Bob Casey Jr.'s lead in the polls has shrunk to 8% points according to Rasmussen.

Also in Pennsylvania, Gov. Ed Rendell (D) has gained ground, and now leads former football star Lynn Swann 50% to 38%.

Sherrod Brown in Ohio is consistently leading incumbent Senator Mike DeWine (R) by 3 points.

In Alabama and Arkansas, 75% of voters believe in the Bible's literal truth. In Massachusetts, only 22% do.


Yes Robert, there is a problem when you try to help out a federal agency and get $35,000 a year in the deal.

The Philadelphia Enquirer reports that Menendez, during a 10 year period when he was in the House, pushed Health and Human Services to fund the North Hudson Community Action Corp, a non-profit that he rented a three story Union City appartment out to. Over a decade, Menendez collected over $300,000 in rent from his tenants.