• Bob Brigham commented on the diary post Max Baucus: Connoisseur of Revolving Door Corruption by Bob Brigham.

    2013-01-14 15:54:55View | Delete

    The “at least he’s a Democrat” argument doesn’t actually work when it comes to Baucus: 1. His poll numbers are so low that if he’s the nominee, we’re going to lose the seat. From a pure electability standpoint, his 40 years in DC have been enough. 2. He is almost single-handedly responsible for Democrats losing [...]

  • Bob Brigham commented on the diary post Max Baucus: Connoisseur of Revolving Door Corruption by Bob Brigham.

    2013-01-14 15:22:40View | Delete

    Sure thing Jane. Baucus has unbelievably poor poll numbers right now. He got lucky in 2008 when he was unopposed (the GOP nominated the Green Party nominee from 2002, who was a long-time perennial candidate). And he got lucky in 2002 when the GOP nominee withdrew from the race. But you can only be so [...]

  • Bob Brigham wrote a new diary post: Max Baucus: Connoisseur of Revolving Door Corruption

    2013-01-14 13:00:26View | Delete

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    Baucus’ Finance Committee passed a bill in August extending 50 expiring deductions and credits for favored industries. At Obama’s insistence, the Baucus bill was cut and pasted word for word into the cliff legislation. -Timothy P. Carney, The Washington Examiner , January 6, 2013

    “Now to be honest, there were a couple in there I was not happy with. One [...]

  • Bob Brigham wrote a new diary post: Brian Schweitzer v Max Baucus – 2014 Primary

    2012-06-15 13:20:57View | Delete

    Thumbnail Looking back at the weekend’s Montana Democratic Party Convention, I can’t help but wonder if this year’s senate campaign between Jon Tester and Denny Rehberg is little more than practice for the 2014 primary against Max Baucus. One of the top arguments against Denny Rehberg is all of his votes for the Patriot Act. If [...]

  • Bob Brigham wrote a new diary post: Occupy Supply & Occupy Charlottesville

    2011-11-30 13:21:37View | Delete

    ThumbnailThe Charlottesville, Virginia occupation was delighted to receive a package of winterizing goods from the Fire Dog Lake community (you can see some video here). Support from a national organization with a huge and committed community of supporters is what the occupation needs to balance out the problems of local Mayor Dave Norris caving to teabaggers [...]