Imagine a new United States senator who is a Hispanic who was born into poverty, endured the suffering of homelessness, experienced the pain of child hunger, dropped out of high school, volunteered for the United States Army, applied to the Special Forces, served in Vietnam, was highly decorated with Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts for his bravery and valor, achieved a high school equivalence degree, worked as a registered nurse, earned his college degree, served as a detective and deputy sheriff, attended medical school and graduated at the top of his class, became a widely respected physician, was named by a Republican president to be surgeon general of the United States, was confirmed by a unanimous vote of Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, and now runs for the Senate from Arizona with support from Clintons and Goldwaters alike!
Elizabeth Warren is one of the most exciting and uplifting Democratic candidates in many years. She is the voice of workingmen and -women, the champion of consumers and homeowners and the fighter for fairness for American heroes who wear the uniform, as well as their families at home. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock will leave a different legacy in this election: They dramatize the Republican problem with women, and the Republican problem with rape.
Where stand you on the Indiana Senate race?
The enduring value of virtue and the timeless tragedy of vice are neither a vestige of Athens nor a unique phenomenon of the 21st century. They are, in fact, enduring principles that have governed the domain of angels and demons since the dawn of time.
Through the storm of war, famine, poverty and economic collapse these ageless signposts have guided and governed the actions of men from Eden to Babylon, from Rome to Washington.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in giving up his position as a co-chairman
of the Obama campaign and instead taking on the gargantuan task of
raising super-PAC money, is returning to his roots. He got his start
with Bill Clinton’s campaign: as a relentless fundraiser, he helped to
make the already scandal-scarred Arkansas governor’s unlikely nomination
victory possible. Emanuel became the master of calling people: instead
of saying thank you when his targets mentioned an amount they were
willing to give, he lambasted and embarrassed them, telling them he
wouldn’t accept that lowly sum because he knew they could do better. And
Mitt Romney, desperate to steer clear of distractions, gave himself a good one Friday by stumbling into the toxic brew now known as "birtherism."
While I respect Ted Cruz, the future of Texas is not the Tea Party, but the brilliant mayor of San Antonio and rising star of Democrats, Julian Castro. In my last column I described why President Obama is light-years more qualified to be commander in chief than Mitt Romney. Perhaps Sarah Palin and Romney can debate each other to determine who is more unqualified to command, but make no mistake: Hillary Clinton towers over them both. If Clinton were running for president today, she would probably defeat Romney in Texas. If Clinton runs against Palin in 2016, she would sweep Texas and send the part-term, one-term governor back to reality TV.
Establishment Republicans rally today to debunk Sarah Palin much as Letterman, Couric, Tina Fey and the vast info/entertainment culture did at the beginning. It is a measure of her success and the fear Grizzly Mama strikes in the heart of the timid. The Ted Cruz victory in the Texas Senate race brings substantive political change and Sarah Palin is behind the paradigm shift. It is, as The Washington Post called it, “a victory for the Tea Party.” Today, “the establishment” pushes further away from the main pulse of America and Sarah Palin holds the pulse.
There are few things that make me more disgusted than those partisan Republicans I referred to in my latest column, "GOP hopes USA fails.” It is unconscionable to watch some Republicans cheer higher joblessness while they oppose jobs bills offered by the president and Democrats in Congress. But Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) has lost the right to be called "distinguished" or "gentleman" with his slanderous and scandalous attacks on the military valor and heroism of Tammy Duckworth, who deserves to defeat him for reelection.
Exit polls in Wisconsin showed that while taxpayers do not want essential services cut in favor of a few, they are not jumping for Mitt Romney.
An Edison Research exit poll showed that the president polled ahead of Mitt Romney 51 percent to 44 despite Badger State Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) win in his recall election.
The main reason was because the majority of voters (60 percent) agreed that the recall election was not necessary for the newly elected governor, and said recall elections should only be used in cases of “official misconduct.”