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Democrats continue to chase the ever moving center

This is why I won’t give money to the DCCC, the DSCC, or the DNC, from a Down with Tyranny post about the DCCC courting Blue Dog candidates: A problem for progressive voters is that few Democrats run as Blue Dogs. They mouth the words normal Democrats say and then when it’s too late, when […]

Connecticut Delegation disgraces itself

I think this is the worst thing that Joe Courtney has done since he voted to condemn Moveon years ago.: Last week, House Republicans pushed through an invidious bill they’ve cynically dubbed “Kate’s Law” that would impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences on those who attempt to re-enter the country illegally—and which would have done nothing […]

Friday night rant

For a variety of reasons, I haven’t blogged for quite a while, and I realize that the world is a poorer place as a result. So, back in the game for a few minutes at least. This week the Democrats lost two special elections, and the losses perfectly illustrate the problems we’re going to have […]

More Democratic Incompetence

If you go to this link you will find yet another story about Trump’s criminality. But let’s put that to the side. I want to concentrate on this paragraph: Senator Schumer released a statement on Friday about Trump’s tax reform principles: “Until President Trump releases his full tax returns, a cloud of suspicion will remain […]

Just once I’d like to hear…

Mitch McConnell telling Chuck Todd why the Democrats should allow a vote on Gorsuch: “Look, we litigated that last year,” the Majority Leader stuttered. “The American people decided that they wanted Donald Trump to make the nomination, not Hillary Clinton.” via Crooks & Liars Just once I’d like to see someone, preferably a Democrat pushing […]

That’s the way you do it

A few more remarks like this and I may start giving to the DNC again: On Friday, Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez told activists that anti-Trump protests “were hitting the Trump administration where it hurt,” and added that if Trump or his Republican minions had a problem with protesters considering his election illegitimate, well:“ I […]

Franken for President?

Assuming we have an election in 2020, which may be an unwarranted assumption, the Democrats could do worse than Al Franken as their nominee. This is great: via Crooks and Liars For those unfamiliar with the case they’re discussing: It involved a truck driver who sued his employer for firing him. His trailer broke down […]

No, he doesn’t get it

I must take issue with this: Democrats don’t seem to be united on how to deal with the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, which is “no way, no how.” Richard Blumenthal gets it: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said Sunday that he would filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and “use every tool that we have” if […]

Democrat’s worries; no surprises here

This is the sort of thing that drives me crazy about the Democratic Party: At congressional town hall meetings, on the patchy grass of the National Mall, and in the flood of comments posted on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook page, it seems painfully obvious: Liberals are getting energized and exercised. They have found a rallying […]

Yet another modest proposal

The Democrats must be doing something right, as the Republicans are beginning to give them well meaning advice, about how all this resistance is just such a bad idea. You always know that Republicans are running scared when they start telling Democrats where they are going wrong. Anyway, along the resistance front, an idea occurred […]