FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Three): Dems Lost House

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 9:32 pm

Welcome to part three of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one and part two). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here You can also find my list of the twelve House races in early closing states that should give you a sense of [...]

FDL’s Hot House 100: (10/25 Update) Now Two More Congressional Races to Watch

By: Monday October 25, 2010 3:45 pm

I’m adding two seats, KY-06 and NE-01, to the FDL Election Hot House list (making it the Hot House 100!) because recent public polling has shown both races within five points. KY-06: Incumbent Dem Ben Chandler has only a four-point lead over GOP challenger Andy Barr according to a new Mason-Dixon poll. Chandler 48 – [...]

Suffering Fools: Democrats Will Pay for Obama Administration’s Original Economic Sin

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 1:55 pm

Sometimes people are just wrong and they suffer as a result. This is effectively what happened with Obama early in his presidency in dealing with the economy and the stimulus bill. The stimulus bill was far too small and the public sales job on it was awful, but these are sub-problems that arose from the original sin of the Obama administration. President Obama and his economic advisers were very wrong about one important thing early on: they badly underestimated of the severity of the economic downturn. Most of their subsequent actions were based on this false premise, and as a result, their actions have been misguided and ineffective. They also have missed opportunities and even taken actions that were self-defeating. Being wrong about the downturn has done serious political damage to Obama and to the Democratic party.

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