Is It Theoretically Possible for Obama to Gain Politically by Moving to the “Right?”

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 8:40 am

Most of the Beltway brahmin are telling President Obama that, in the aftermath of the midterm elections, he can only improve his popularity by moving to the right in order to capture the mythical center. However, looking at the polling data, it seems that might not theoretically be possible. From CNN polling via Jed Lewison [...]

Reality Check: Blanche Lincoln Shamelessly Flip-Flopped to Kill Public Option

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 7:41 pm

Dem. Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas faces a runoff because voters have had enough of her flip-flop on the health-care public option. She switched from a supporter to a threatening bill-killer, never explaining why.

Democrats Need to Mind the Enthusiasm Gap

By: Thursday May 13, 2010 10:31 am

Democrats are suffering from a dangerous enthusiasm gap. On the generic ballot, Democrats are currently tied with Republicans for the 2010 midterm election at 44 percent each, according to the new NBC/WSJ poll. That’s bad news for Democrats, given that they are holding several Republican-leaning seats and suffer a built-in disadvantage based on the layout [...]

Democrats: The Party of Results?

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 6:21 pm

DNC Chair Tim Kaine has announced that Democrats will run on a platform of being the “results party”–a move that leaves me wondering whether it is stupid or simply the only choice for Democrats. . . because they can’t deny the fact that they fully control Washington. From Tim Kaine’s remarks: At a time when [...]

Michael Bennet Takes Credit for Saving Health Care Reform in Pitch for Progressive Cash

By: Wednesday March 31, 2010 1:16 pm

In a pitch to progressives on the last day of the fundraising quarter, Michael Bennet takes full credit for the resurrection of health care reform and the passage of the reconciliation bill. Seriously.

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