Tag Archives: 2010 elections

It’s Too Confusing; The Hell With It

It’s somewhat difficult to tell just where the Republican voter suppression effort really started, but it has morphed into something that resembles what the Southern Democrats, (who all became Republicans), did back in the Jim Crow Era.  These tactics and … Continue reading

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You Can’t Afford To Sit Out

“There is no election we can afford to sit out!”  I heard those words uttered to a large, predominantly Democratic audience on Sunday evening.  As is my habit at most public events I had my program in my hand.  I … Continue reading

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The Rat Pack Conference

We are in the midst of March Madness and the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball championship tournament has taken over a good part of Americans’ attention.  We spend considerable parts of weekends glued to television sets passionately involved in the fortunes of … Continue reading

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Let The Insanity Continue

Last week the circus, a/k/a CPAC, was in Washington; well, National Harbor, Maryland to be specific.  CPAC’s annual gathering is supposed to be the thinking seminar for the conservative base of the Republican Party.  After the results of the 2012 … Continue reading

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Certainly Not A Perfect 10

Innocently enough named The Government Reorganization and Efficiency Act, better known as SB 10, is about to become law in North Carolina.  It would be more appropriately named The Guaranteeing a Return on Investment for Republican Financiers Act, because that … Continue reading

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Commitment

Monday the news broke that Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R, Mo-8) resigned from the House of Representatives to become the new President and C.E.O. of the National Rural Electricity Cooperative Association.  She had just won reelection in November and was … Continue reading

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Yogi And Sir Mick

A high school and college basketball coaching career not withstanding my favorite sport is baseball.  Despite being married to an Elvis fan my favorite musical act is The Rolling Stones.  Last Tuesday night’s primary results might best be analyzed by … Continue reading

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Beauty Contest With No Prize

On February 7th Missouri held its primary but the results really didn’t mean anything because they were totally non-binding on anyone in the delegate selection process.  In politics we call events like that beauty contests.  It looks pretty to win … Continue reading

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1000 Words

There is an old adage that says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  It seems to have originated in a December 1921 article by Frank R. Barnard in the trade publication Printer’s Ink, which was advocating the use of … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Sherrod Brown

If you look up the term bellwether state in the dictionary you figuratively see the map of Ohio.  In 2010 Ohioans went to the polls and elected Tea Party/Republicans John Kasich and Rob Portman as Governor and United States Senator … Continue reading

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