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Archive for September, 2010

Republicans Leading In Three Virginia House Races

by @ Wednesday, September 29th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Three separate polls show Republicans leading in House races for seats currently held by Democrats:
There’s a new batch of polls in Virginia’s four most interesting House races.
“On Monday, September 27, ccAdvertising completed surveys to voters in four key Congressional districts in Virginia. These surveys focused on the competitive Congressional races as well as current national [...]

GOP Hypocrisy On Health Care Reform

Let’s take a look at this ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee that’s running in West Virginia:

In case you missed it, Alex Knepper points out the problem with this ad:
“Manchin supports Barack Obama’s big government agenda…Manchin supported the government takeover of healthcare that cuts Medicare…”
The words “Government takeover of healthcare” are actually juxtaposed with [...]

Bob McDonnell: No More “Confederate History Month”

by @ Saturday, September 25th, 2010. Filed under Bob McDonnell, History, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell took a lot of (well-justified) heat back in March when he stepped into the long-running controversy over Virginia’s Confederate History month by not only officially marking the event, but also initially signing a resolution that completely ignored the role of slavery in the Civil War or the Confederacy itself. He got [...]

Christine O’Donnell: I’m Going To Stop The Whole Country From Having Sex

by @ Friday, September 24th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, In The News, Politics

Christine O’Donnell is quite simply the gift the keeps on giving:

NIES: I tell them to be careful. You have to wear a condom. You have to protect yourself when you’re going to have sex, because they’re having it anyway.
NIES: There’s nothing that you or me can do about it.
O’DONNELL: The sad reality is [...]

Ken Cuccinelli Moving Closer to Challenging Bill Bolling In 2013

by @ Thursday, September 23rd, 2010. Filed under Bill Bolling, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Virginia Politics

It looks like we might have a primary fight on our hand for the GOP nomination for Virginia Governor in three years:
Richmond, Va. –Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said today that if he decides to run for governor, he would not wait in line behind anyone else who also wants to seek the office.
“I’m not [...]

Texas Board Of Education: We Don’t Need None Of That Fancy Book Learnin’

by @ Thursday, September 23rd, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Education, History, Religion

When we last left the Texas Board of Education they were revising American history textbooks, now they’ve decided that textbooks themselves are anti-Christian:

(CBS/AP)  Texas’ State Board of Education – following a long history of throwing itself into “culture war” issues – is set to vote Friday on a resolution calling on textbook publishers to limit [...]

Christine O’Donnell Thinks She Can Help “Pray Away The Gay”

by @ Tuesday, September 21st, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Dumbasses, Elections, Political Parties, Politics, Religion, Republicans

More evidence that Christine O’Donnell is far, far outside the mainstream:

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You Can Keep The Change, We’re Done

by @ Tuesday, September 21st, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Political Parties, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Republicans

The College Republicans are out with an ad aimed directly at the young voters who supported Obama two years ago:

Blogging Afghanistan At OTB

by @ Monday, September 20th, 2010. Filed under Afghanistan, Blogging, Foreign Affairs, Outside The Beltway

I’ve got two Afghanistan-related posts up at OTB today, and neither one of them brings good news.
First, my comments on reports of a U.S. Army Platoon that appears to have gone on a mass murder spree targeted at innocent Afghans.
Second, it appears that, once again, an election in Afghanistan has been tainted by allegations [...]

Tea Party Candidate For Congress: “Separation Of Church And State” Came From Hitler

by @ Sunday, September 19th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Freedom of Religion, History, Individual Liberty, Politics

The guy who won the GOP nomination for Mike Castle’s House seat in Delaware seems to be a little nutty:
Christine O’Donnell isn’t the only Delaware Tea Party candidate making waves.
The seat in the House of Representatives currently held by Republican Mike Castle — who was defeated by O’Donnell in Tuesday’s Senatorial primary — is also [...]

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