coolblue71 commented on the blog post Support for Obama and Obamacare Continues to Slide
People analyzing politics make a mistake when they don’t factor money. The money that buys Washington, D.C. and both parties.
One person wrote a response at this site that he/she feels President Obama and this Democratic party are looking like the 1919 Chicago White Sox.
Agreed there as well.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Support for Obama and Obamacare Continues to Slide
President Obama’s job-approval percentage rating may be indicative whether his party will hold the White House with 2016. That was the case with former President Bush and whether his party would hold the White House with 2008.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post MSNBC Suspends Alec Baldwin Over Anti-Gay Slurs, Heat Is On Hate Speech Actor
Alec Baldwin is, what, 55 years old? Around 55, 56, 57?
I don’t think he’s a homophobe. But he is loose-tempered, loose-lipped, and loses on discipline.
If he were a Republican, he’d been at home in a similar position as congressional Rs like Louie Gohmert.
Around the 9 p.m. ET hour, about 60 minutes before most called the Virginia gubernatorial election, I looked at CNN exit polls.
Information showed that Ken Cuccinelli would carry men by 4 points, and that Terry McAuliffe would carry women by 8 points. That indicates this race, when the votes are fully in and countes, will result in Democratic pickup McAuliffe taking it by between 3 to 5 percentage points (depending on size of vote; women outnumber men usually even in participation).
I think New Jersey Democrats, Michigan Democrats, Wisconsin Democrats, Pennsylvania Democrats, and Maine Democrats are among Blue State Democrats who demonstrate they don’t actually care about being Informed Liberal Democrats and are content with being Moderate Democrats.
They showed they were kinda-okay a few short years back with helping to elect Chris Christie, Rick Snyder, Scott Walker, Tom Corbett, and Paul LePage among other Blue State Republican Governors who seemed like they had demonstrated, during the campaign season, of being Moderate Republicans for whom Moderate Democrats would have no cause for concern.
I’ll point this out: The 1994, 2006, and 2010 congressional wave elections which flipped the House, in each of those years, came largely through the Rust Belt. Also worth mentioning is this: Despite one party that had re-drawn the congressional districts early in a decade, that same party ended up having lost majority control in the same [...]
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Kerry Washington To Host SNL Amid Cast Controversy
Thanks for that, gmoke!
I guess John Belushi is where he belongs.
Now as for this topic … it is failure on the part on Saturday Night Live. There’s no way around that. This series premiered when Gerald Ford was the 38th president of the United States!
Years ago, it was reported that SNL is a boys’ club. In the 1990s, there were comic actresses who could have been hired but backed out, because they knew there was the game. They chose not lower themselves by playing games with SNL, which has spent many of its 38 years struggling to remain relevant in between successful periods.
None of this should surprise people. It may seem to be laziness. But it’s more about “This is how we do business. This is how we do Saturday Night Live.” In other words: “Screw you, all you African-American women!”
Let’s have elections every year!
We know they make all the difference.
Oh, wait! Turns out I’m wrong. We do have elections every year.
The approval ratings specifically for President Barack Obama matter a good year leading into the 2016 United States presidential election. It will be a good indicator whether that election results in the presidency getting retained by the Democrats or flipped by the Republicans.
The 2012 presidential election was treated like a two-year production. Seems that just after it was over, already there were discussions generated about 2016. We have a World Series coming up. But let’s talk about the one for 2014. That’s how dumb this 2016 has become.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Congressional Vote on Syria Whip Count, Thursday September 5
I’m cynical! I find myself anticipating the votes will come through. That we’re just in view of yet another display of Political Theatre.
I hope this article from The Onion provides some cheers:
Poll: Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria
WASHINGTON—As President Obama continues to push for a plan of limited military intervention in Syria, a new poll of Americans has found that though the nation remains wary over the prospect of becoming involved in another Middle Eastern war, the vast majority of U.S. citizens strongly approve of sending Congress to Syria.
The New York Times/CBS News poll showed that though just 1 in 4 Americans believe that the United States has a responsibility to intervene in the Syrian conflict, more than 90 percent of the public is convinced that putting all 535 representatives of the United States Congress on the ground in Syria—including Senate pro tempore Patrick Leahy, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and, in fact, all current members of the House and Senate—is the best course of action at this time.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Poll Confirms Terry McAuliffe Holds Slim Lead in Virginia
Why does Ken Cuccinelli want to win over the female vote by promising no more blowjobs to be legally permitted when, in fact, his gubernatorial platform should be in delivering a new state law that would require every Virginian woman to fellate every adult male (against or not against a female’s will)? Surely, this would generate even stronger male support from Virginia’s voting electorate? Mr. Cuccinelli is such an Ass Backwards GOP Hack.
I can say this: At least there are people in the Republican Party who have some sort standards. (Hence their primaries against incumbents. Today’s Democratic Party needs that. Especially out in California. But, hey, that was with 2012!)
Is it wrong to not give a shit about this?
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Peter King Thinking About Running for President on Pro-War Platform
I’m concerned about U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-New York #02).
Has he been eating, for the sake of his diet, enough fries, onion rings, breaded mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese sticks?
I don’t think so.
Mr. King needs to step it up.
And while he’s doing, the congressman needs to add to this donuts, fritters, corn dogs, chicken strips, croquettes and, of course, hush puppies.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Americans Want Shorter Elections, One Primary Day, and National Referendums
I would like to see a presidential winner outside today’s two major parties. It would be truly groundbreaking for the elected individual not to have a “R” or “D” after his/her name. (Surely, that electoral map can have more than two primary colors.)
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Ender’s Game: Gay Hating Sci-Fi Author Names Villains “Buggers,” Advocates Govt. Overthrow
Ender’s Game: Gay Hating Sci-Fi Author
Names Villains “Buggers,” Advocates Govt. Overthrow
The Lady Author does protest too much.
I welcome Ms. Card to marry the woman she loves.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post McConnell Tries to Scare Democrats With Threat of Making Senate Actually Functional
It’s another con game.
I find it boring.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Rhode Island’s Gov. Chafee Signs Marriage Equality Bill As Delaware Senate Prepares To Take Final Vote
When the hell is this going to happen with other well-established, blue presidential states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington, and Wisconsin? (And I don’t mean the “civil unions” bullshit.)
I think the organization will gone within the next two years.
Until the voters elect progressives committed to creating an NHS by nationalizing the entire US medical system and forcing all doctors work for the government, no attempt to provide health care to everyone should made?
I will favor doctors being public employees.
A revolving door is when you switch between the private and public sector every 34 years?
I don’t think too many people are worried about the period in which he a “revolving door.” Concern is with being harmed by bad policies. Right now, there isn’t anything offered up by “conservatives” that are good. Or conservative.
I am so glad we have benefitted so much over the decades from the Ted Kennedy single payer health care system,….
We don’t have a single-payer health care system in the U.S. I know you wrote that (along with text I won’t quote) with sarcasm; but you failed anyway becaue you have no experience by which to compare and assert why you figure it is so horrible.
I find the absence of criticism of [Paul] Ryan, [John] Boehner, [Eric] Cantor, [Mitch] McConnell, the voters who elected them, et al with equal passion to that expressed in damning [Max] Baucus and [Barack] Obama and many other Democrats to constitute near endorsement of the Republican Party.
I know what you’re getting at. I’ve been to other discussion sites and there are people there who despise Firedoglake. They’re Democratic voters. And those who weren’t pleased that I referenced this site accused Firedoglake of being an agent that aids Republicans for electoral success.
When voters so clearly vote overwhelming for huge numbers of Republicans to every level of government…
Not with the 2012 elections with the presidency and the Senate. Unless, of course, this is your way of calling today’s Democratic party Republican.
… on a platform that so clearly attacks government while extolling the virtues of the private sector controlling almost every part of the economy and most people’s income and wealth, your criticism of Baucus is really an attack on voters, except you refuse to admit you despise democracy and want a governing elite independent of the voters.
You’re allowed to vent. But I don’t think Firedoglake has ever been about attacking democracy. If anything, it’s democracy being attacked, and that those attacks are recognized by Firedoglake. Look at the results with the background checks, for guns, and last week’s Senate vote! We saw those poll numbers, too, even from NRA members wanting some reform and some standard. The gun-manufacturing industry showed us how much it cares about its membership along with democracy.
You are a very emotional poster. At least one other person responding to you probably figures you’re a troll. I, on the other hand, don’t care whether you are a troll. I realize that you have are confused and should refrain from commenting about progressives and democracy.
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