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Friday, July 12, 2024

Political realities limit chances of ‘Fighting Dems’


The "Fighting Dems" aren’t a collective powerhouse after all.

For months, the Democratic Party has trumpeted the congressional candidacies of several dozen Democratic challengers who served in the military. Six weeks before the midterm elections, only a few have a fighting chance to win.

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Stupid is as stupid does

Too often, voters make the serious mistake of assuming that political candidates and elected officials are smart.

Most of them aren’t. In fact, many of them are dumber than fence posts. I’ve covered politicians as a journalist and worked with them as a political operative for more than 40 years now and can count on one hand the number with IQs above that of a two-minute egg.

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Why didn’t Bush retaliate for the bombing of the USS Cole?


Ever since 9/11, the Bush-Cheney mantra, uttered most frequently in campaign seasons, was that Osama bin Laden was emboldened to attack America due to the failure of President Bill Clinton’s administration to forcefully and fully respond to earlier terror strikes — especially the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.

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The politics of polling

The Providence Journal

Have the disciples of the evil Karl Rove lost their minds?

Has all the hype that identifies today’s political P.R. people as in-charge geniuses loosened the strings of the current crop of spin-doctors?

Maybe it’s blissful ignorance or plain old arrogance.

But come on, guys. Think about it.

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A fatal flaw?


The compromise between President Bush and Senate Republicans on detainee treatment has one gaping flaw. It carves out an open-ended exception to the great legal principle of habeas corpus.

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