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Lying Liars And The Lies They Tell

by @ Tuesday, May 18th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Democrats, Dumbasses, Elections, Political Parties, Politics

You’re likely to see this clip of Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal a lot over the next several days: The only problem, Blumenthal never served in Vietnam. Details in my piece at Outside The Beltway.

Obama Budget Director Denies President Ever Made A “No New Taxes” Pledge

Further evidence that President Obama’s pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class is going to be ignored by the White House: Remember President Obama’s supposedly inviolable pledge—repeatedly uttered during the 2008 campaign and at countless town meetings since the inauguration—that he would never raise taxes on middle-class citizens who earn $250,000 a year […]

Arlen Specter Forgets He’s Not A Republican Anymore

by @ Wednesday, May 12th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Democrats, Elections, Humor, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Oops: PITTSBURGH – The first time Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) slipped up here Tuesday night at the Allegheny County Democratic Committee’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, most in the audience pretended not to notice. But at the end of his remarks when Specter again thanked the “the Allegheny County Republicans” for their endorsement, many couldn’t help but laugh […]

Congressman James Clyburn: People Are Against Obama Because He’s Black

Here we go again: WASHINGTON POST: How worried are you about the violent elements of the tea party-ization of the country. Are you worried about the president’s security? Are you worried about your own security as a black leader? REP. JAMES CLYBURN (R-SC): Not one bit. . . . You’re wrong, Congressman. Are there people […]

Republicans Have A More Negative View Of Libertarians Than Democrats Or Independents

Interesting results from a Pew Research survey: More than four-in-ten independents (44%) react positively to the word “libertarian,” while 32% have a negative reaction. Democrats are nearly evenly divided (39% positive, 37% negative). However, Republicans on balance have a negative impression of this term (44% negative, 31% positive). Bruce McQuain doesn’t find the apparent Republican […]

Poll Shows Signs That Voters More Optimistic On The Economy

Possible good news for the Obama Administration and the Democrats: Americans are more optimistic about the future of the economy than they were last month, according to a new CBS News/ New York Times poll. Forty-one percent of Americans now say the economy is improving, up eight points from April and more than at any […]

Cutting Taxes Does Not Lead To Smaller Government

Steve Chapman challenges one of the central tenants of the Tea Party ideology in today’s Examiner: The theory is worth assessing as the president’s debt commission grapples with ways to stop the gusher of red ink in Washington. It traces back to President Reagan. (…) Under Reagan, spending rose 22 percent (adjusted for inflation) and […]

Charlie Crist Hints That He Might Caucus With Democrats If Elected

Today on Meet The Press, Charlie Crist demonstrated once more just how much his political ambition outstrips his political principles when he said that he could possibly caucus with the Democrats if elected to the Senate: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy If this guy thinks he’s going to […]

You Want “Civility” Mr. President ? Then It’s Time To Practice What Your Preach

President Obama gave the commencement address at the University of Michigan today, using it as an opportunity to call for “civility” in politics: ANN ARBOR, Mich. — President Obama on Saturday directly confronted the sharpening political rancor in Washington, on the airwaves and on the Internet, telling the graduating class at the University of Michigan […]

Obama Administration Asks Congress To Hold Off On DADT Repeal

Once again, the Obama Administration makes clear that repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is not a priority: Defense Secretary Robert Gates is urging Congress to hold off on repealing the ban on gays in the military until the Defense Department wraps up its yearlong review of how to implement a change. “I strongly oppose any […]

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