A Zogby Poll this week illustrates the stark choice facing
Senate Democrats as they have to decide whether or not to vote for ObamaCare. The
poll shows that Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln, high up on the list of
vulnerable Senate Democrats seeking reelection in 2010, literally faces a
choice between being reelected and voting for the bill.
You are comparing Obama to
the Marxist playbook? That post is total, complete and unadulterated baloney and
should placed in Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum as an example of why books are written
about "The Death of Conservatism.”
The post does not deserve
and will not receive from me a serious answer. Is this your best intellectual contribution
to American political discourse? I suspect Obama has learned little, so far, from
Virginia and New Jersey. I know you have learned nothing from New York congressional
Keep that Beck-Limbaugh pap
coming and you will nationalize what happened to your candidate in the 23rd district
in New York.
Sarah Palin couldn't
deliver New York's 23rd district for Republicans with her endorsement of Conservative third-party candidate Doug Hoffman, but candidates across the
country are still scared of the power of Palin, Tea Parties and the Club
for Growth combined.
The morning after
Hoffman went down and a Democrat was elected in NY-23 for the first time since
1870, Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) got to work soliciting an endorsement from Palin
for his campaign to win President Barack Obama's old Senate seat next year.
The GOP’s sweep of gubernatorial elections in Virginia and
New Jersey yesterday sent clear signs of fermenting discontent with the Obama
In New Jersey, the Republicans recaptured a seat that has
been Democratic for over a decade. The GOP sweep of statewide races in Virginia
represented a sharp departure from a year ago when the state voted for a
Democratic president for the first time since 1964.
The elections today should send a simple message to the
Obama administration and congressional Democrats: You lost the middle class,
and you won’t get them back until you fundamentally change your legislative
During last year’s campaign, President Barack Obama
consistently stressed how his policies were going to help the middle class. He
talked about his middle-class tax cut. He promised that any new spending would
be paid by the rich. He attacked his opponent, John McCain, continuously for
his plan to raise taxes on the middle class. He promised change the middle
class could believe in.
The Hill's A.B.
Stoddard and Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis consider what the future will
hold for the Democratic agenda on Capitol Hill and in the White House after the
2009 elections if the majority party starts slipping in numbers.
Forget the Democrats for a moment. Today presents an important litmus test for the Republicans.
Several major cities are electing mayors, two states are electing governors, and special elections are being conducted in Northern California and upstate New York. Yes, some voters will be traveling to the polls today as a mini-referendum on the current Obama administration. But not many.
Election Day 2009. One year after Barack Obama was elected president, and everybody’s going to be watching three elections on Tuesday, Nov. 3 — in New York, New Jersey and Virginia — to see what it means for Obama’s political power.
Which is, let’s face it, way, way overblown. There is a lot less happening in those three contests than meets the eye. And a lot less than pundits would have you believe.
Republican candidate in NY-23 Dede Scozzafava's
had it rough, to be sure, and it comes as no surprise she has dropped out of
the race after so many high-profile Republicans endorsed the Conservative Party
candidate, Doug Hoffman. Many Republicans who do, in fact, embrace the
big-tent structure the GOP needs to succeed, simply could not embrace
Scozzafava. She sides with Democrats on literally all of the major issues, to
the point of making folks wonder just why she bothers with an R after her name.
As big as the tent may be, Scozzafava barely had even a toe in it.