14
Oct
Increasingly desperate New York Republicans, seeking the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, are trying to get Donald Trump to run against Gov. Cuomo next year, The Post has learned.
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New York Post

Spoiler Alert: Trump won’t run, his ego will receive yet another unneeded boost, and he’ll continue to appear on YouTube periodically to complain about Democrats.

04
Oct

Remember when conservatives were convinced that polling data was being skewed in Obama’s favor prior to the 2012 election? Karl Rove predicted Romney would garner about 80 more electoral votes than he actually did.

Good times.

10
Sep
Anthony Weiner flips off an NBC reporter while departing his campaign headquarters earlier tonight. Needless to say, Weiner lost the NYC mayoral primary (badly, with roughly 5% of the vote).

Anthony Weiner flips off an NBC reporter while departing his campaign headquarters earlier tonight. Needless to say, Weiner lost the NYC mayoral primary (badly, with roughly 5% of the vote).

21
Jan

There was a time when merely stating the ideas Obama put forth would have gotten you killed. And we still live in a time where people gladly tell you that the Civil War was not whether we’d be “half-slave and half-free” but about whether we’d be “half-agrarian or half-industrial.” Or some such. I don’t think most Americans really understand the significance of say Seneca Falls or Stonewall. And I don’t know that any president has actually lauded either of these publicly.

As surely as it has always mattered to homophobes, white supremacists, and chauvinists what was and wasn’t said in the public, it should matter to those of who seek to repel them. What ideas do and don’t get exposed in the public square has to matter to any activist, because movements begin by exposing people to ideas.

27
Nov
It’ll be interesting to see how the Republican party evolves when these whipper snappers are all grown up. 

It’ll be interesting to see how the Republican party evolves when these whipper snappers are all grown up. 

20
Nov
We were honest about our concerns about Huntsman. I think Huntsman would have been a very tough candidate.
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Jim Messina, Obama campaign manager 

Hint: Jon Huntsman is your man for 2016, Republicans. Or you can lose again with Sarah Palin.

07
Nov
This is not a final tally, but Gary Johnson earned roughly 1 percent of the popular vote, which may seem unremarkable, but it’s the best performance by a libertarian Presidential candidate in decades.    

This is not a final tally, but Gary Johnson earned roughly 1 percent of the popular vote, which may seem unremarkable, but it’s the best performance by a libertarian Presidential candidate in decades.    

07
Nov

Let’s talk about how awesome that election was

Washington and Colorado voted to legalize marijuana, Maine and Maryland voted for same sex marriage, Elizabeth Warren won, and of course POTUS won.

We did this together, America.

07
Nov

lolz

06
Nov

Medical marijuana legalized in Massachusetts

28
Aug

Joe Biden prepares for 2016

Oy. 

14
Jul
A man holds up his ink-stained finger and the new national Libyan flag after voting last Saturday in Benghazi, Libya. Turnout was more than 60 percent.

A man holds up his ink-stained finger and the new national Libyan flag after voting last Saturday in Benghazi, Libya. Turnout was more than 60 percent.

06
Apr

Handicapping Romney’s potential running mates

An interesting article. Mitt Romeny himself has admitted that women voters don’t particularly like him (he blames it on the Democrats, of course), so it’s surprising that Nikki Haley is the only woman on the list. However, since Republicans decided to shame users of contraception, they may never recover those votes even with a female voice on the ticket. 

Paul Ryan would probably be the best choice. Republicans won’t get a large slice of independent voters so they might as well go all in and drag the Evangelicals and Tea Party people to the polls. 

30
Mar

Young Obama Supporters Becoming Apathetic

Obama enjoyed a wave of youth support in his run to the presidency, winning 66 percent of voters aged 18-to-29 in the race against Republican Senator John McCain. Twenty-two million young voters cast ballots, making up about 18 percent of the electorate — two million more than in 2004, according to exit polls and the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. Today that passion has cooled amid gridlock and partisanship in Washington and a surge in unemployment that is souring young voters.

The turnout will not be great,” Curtis Gans, director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate in Washington, said in a phone interview. The war in Afghanistan, a lack of progress on closing Guantanamo Bay and a dismal job picture taint Obama’s prospects, he said. The unemployment rate among 18- to 24-year-olds was 16.3 percent at the end of last year, the highest since record-keeping began in 1948, according to a February Pew Research Center report.

“There’s not the sense that four more years of Obama will change the world for the better,” Gans said. Still, Obama stands a “reasonably good chance” of winning, he said.