Posted on Nov 30, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Beto Shouldn’t Run In 2020, But Not Because He Can’t Win

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This week, outgoing Congressman Beto O’Rourke said he would not rule out running for president in 2020. Beto (one of the few politicians written about on a first-name basis), who took Texas and the nation by storm with his campaign to replace Senator Ted Cruz, has become one of the major figures in American politics, and many have surmised that he may be the Democrats’ best shot at taking back...

Posted on Feb 05, 2013

The Latest GOP Plot to Steal Electoral Votes in Blue States

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The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From ThinkProgress: Unlike the plan Priebus backs, the New Republican Plan would not tie electoral votes to congressional districts. Instead, it would award the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes proportionally according to the popular vote, with two additional electoral votes going to the winner of the state as a whole. If the New Republican Plan had been in effect in 2012, Mitt Romney...

Posted on Jan 28, 2013

Return of ‘Three-Fifths’ of a Person

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. (Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore) By Robert Parry Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Old Confederacy, is a fitting place for the neo-Confederates who now control the Republican Party to reinstate a version of the slave-era provision counting African-Americans as “Three-Fifths” of a person for the purpose of representation. This revival of the infamous “Three-Fifths” clause of the U.S. Constitution is part of a...

Posted on Jan 28, 2013

The Republican Effort to Steal Electoral Votes from Blue States

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When reality began to disprove Republican ideas, instead of coming up with better ideas, conservatives created their own television news network to broadcast their “side” of reality, as if reality has “sides.” When the neoconservative faction of the Republican Party wanted to invade, occupy and rebuild Iraq as a free market, oil-rich utopia, they fabricated evidence as a pretext for war. When they needed to ascertain information about terrorism,...

Posted on Nov 07, 2012


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The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From Yahoo! News: President Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Networks project that Obama beat Romney after nabbing the crucial state of Ohio. The Romney campaign’s last-ditch attempt to put blue-leaning Midwestern swing states in play failed as...

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

Polls Tighten But Obama Retains Vital Edge in Electoral College Votes and Superior Ground Game

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Although the popular vote looks increasingly close, Obama is retaining the edge when it comes to electoral votes – and that is down to his performance in swing states. From the Huffington Post: Ohio remains one of the most critical states in the election. Along with Wisconsin, Nevada and Iowa, where the model estimates Obama leading by 2 to 3 percentage points, these states would get Obama to 277...

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

If Election Was Today, Romney has an 8.4% Chance of Winning

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This from Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight: It’s no wonder the Romney camp is floundering all over the place. The ridiculous attacks on Obama over the Libya crisis are a sign that Romney is getting increasingly desperate and doesn’t know how to mount an effective attack on the President. We witnessed exactly the same thing in ’08 when the McCain camp went into overdrive and had Sarah Palin accuse Obama...

Posted on Sep 15, 2011

How the Republicans Plan to Steal the Election

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Image via Wikipedia Mother Jones reports on the GOP’s terrifying scheme to snatch the Presidency in 2012 by implementing new rules in the electoral system. The basic premise: Each state gets to determine how its electoral votes are allocated. Currently, 48 states and DC use a winner-take-all system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in the state gets all of its electoral votes.Under the Republican plan—which...