The blogosphere has a date with the mainstream news media Tuesday night in the metasphere. CNN is hosting its first E-lection Nite Blog Party at Tryst, a well-worn Washington coffee hangout, and bringing together about 25 of the nationâ€™s top political bloggers to, well, blog.
The tipoff is in last paragraph: Read more about I know where CD was Tuesday night!
That's the question you should ask every Democratic representative and Senator--especially the new ones.
The Republicans are saying they will never disgorge their authoritarian gains. Listen to this bravado from the Republican losers in the White House. They just don't know any other way to behave. Mike Allen: Read more about What is your plan to restore Constitutional government?
It's a good thing Howard Dean didn't hand over all our money to Rahm and Upchuck Schumer, because otherwise those clowns might have pissed it all away on Beltway consultants and cocktail weinies and lost us yet another election: Read more about Shut up, Rahm. Shut up and stop getting in front of the cameras, because Howard Dean was right
[Sorry for the redundancy on "Republican fucktards." I just had to listen to Olympia "No Conscience" Snowe on NPR, explaining how she was going to work with her co-chair, Ho Lieberman (R-Walking Around Money), in the Centrist Coalition. Gag me with a spoon. Anyhow.]
I'd link to something but there isn't anything to link to. Notice that stories about unverifiable, unrecountable elections have--aside from the Virginia situation--virtually disappeared.
This cannot be allowed. Nothing is fixed, nothing is secured. You want a fun thought? What if DIEBOLD THREW THE ELECTION TO DEMOCRATS?? Read more about Verified Voting is NOT Off The Table
Look, this Virginia election, and control of the Senate, could be hanging in the balance until November 27.
Why can't George Allen just do the right thing, and admit he lost fair and square? Read more about I think it's time for George Allen to move on
No Democratic winner Sherrod Brown.
Instead, Republican loser Mike DeWine, whose fear is "there'll be more partisanship."
Which seems to be the fear in the Beltway 500, too.
This "partisanship" talking point is so inane. Read more about NPR fucktards interview losing Republican Senator, not winning Democrat
CD's right that media reform is #1 (and #2 (and #3)). All this crap about "moderates" and "centrists" is proof of it.
One answer to changing the narrative is to change the narrators.
Readers? Anyone know? Read more about Is reinstating the Fairness Doctrine part of Pelosi's 100 hours?
[I'm listening to those wienie-scarfing fucktards at NPR carefully frame Robert "Bob" Gates as a member of the Bush 41 team--the rational Republicans, so much better than Bush, so much more the natural ruling party.... Without, can you believe it, mentioning Gates as an Iran-Contra operative. Just unbelievable.]
It could be that the Republican tendency to lower the bar and exceed even the most cynical expectations for massive suckitude has somehow been eliminated...
That the Republicans, chastened, have returned to reality-based thinking... Read more about More of the same with Robert Gates (except possibly worse)
Lambert and Chris are doing a little well deserved back patting, pointing out that without the Netroots, yesterday's victories would've been a lot less momentous. I basically agree. If there was record "voter anger" and tremendous potential in the electorate, it's still the case that Netroots activism helped the mostly clueless Dems take advantage of that. That's the good news. Here's the bad news: starting tomorrow, the job for the Netroots community just got harder, more important, and requiring of even greater effort. Read more about Netroots: Your Time is Now
In case you missed Bush's presser today:
As with most of Bush's recent press conferences, his confidence and speaking patterns varied wildly thoughout it, from fairly composed to awkward and lost. Read more about Lame duck is a dish best served cold