davidl on December 30th, 2008

James Taranto, Best of the Web,  goes the quote route: “I’m really coming into this as somebody who isn’t, you know, part of the system, who obviously, you know, stands for the values of, you know, the Democratic Party. I know how important it is to, you know, to be my own person. And, you […]

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Welcome, dear reader, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere.. Bit’sBlog’s Nightly Ramble Hope your weekend was a good one. We’ve got lots of ground to cover, so let’s get to this. Barack Hussein Obama and George W Bush, along with their transition teams, met today. There is a lot of people […]

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Eric Florack on September 17th, 2008

OK, before you start, it turns out there’s a lot of texture on those old historical markers, that make them a bear to touch up, and my graphic tools aren’t up to that drill.  At least one of you should recognize the real location… in Dryden, NY. I took this a few years ago. That […]

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Eric Florack on August 26th, 2008

I spent most of last night watching the convention.  Between all ego tripping, the pure nonsense, and the political positioning going on, there wasn’t really much to report. Trust me, the only way that anyone should be forced into watching the goings-on in Denver, is when they have several beers in them. ( ….the sacrifices […]

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Eric Florack on August 14th, 2008

The Pew polling says Obama and McCain are tied. Speaking of Obama one usually gets judged by those they hang around with. McQ points out today that Obama’s list of advisers is… well… The New York Times is reporting that Bill Gwatney, the chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party, was fatally shot in his office […]

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YetAnotherJohn on August 1st, 2008

One definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing expecting a different result. This article by Joel Kotkin presents the data showing the urban cores going more and more for the democrats since 1960. He points out the corresponding demographic trends that underly that move. Namely the increased poverty and racial segregation of […]

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Eric Florack on June 21st, 2008

An interesting note at the LA Times Blog this morning: Led by chairman Mike Duncan, the Republican National Committee ended May with 13 times more money in the bank than its Democratic counterpart, and raised five times as much money in the same time frame. … Based on the numbers so far, the Republican Party […]

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2008

PowerLine: Barack Obama must be the most gaffe-prone politician in memory. Today, he delivered a Memorial Day speech in New Mexico. After greeting the local Democratic Party dignitaries, he began: On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here […]

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Eric Florack on May 7th, 2008

Armbinder last night says it pretty well: Forget the horse race numbers for a moment: if the surveys are accurate, the polarization within the Democratic Party has reached critical levels. Nearly six in ten Obama supporters in Indiana say they would be dissatisfied if Clinton were the nominee — that’s (I believe) the high percentage […]

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