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Has The Abortion Issue Jumped The Shark For The GOP?

Has The Abortion Issue Jumped The Shark For The GOP?

There’s an argument to be made that the Republican Party overplayed major moves to demolish women’s reproductive rights at the state level and ended up generating sufficient blowback, making the abortion issue a liability in some states. The New York Times runs a news analysis in their Tuesday edition that suggests that the issue is [...]

Virginia Went Blue Because Of Republican Government Shutdown

Both Ken Cuccinelli’s team and that of Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe agree that the Republican shutdown cost the GOP the governorship. USA Today reports: “Top campaign aides to Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe and his GOP opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, agreed Wednesday on two things about the just-concluded bitter campaign: that the federal government shutdown was a critical [...]

Dionne: We’ve Moved To The Left

E. J. Dionne in the Washington Post sums up election day: The United States has moved to the left. Republicans took a big step back from the tea party. An ebullient progressive was elected mayor of New York City. And a Democrat was elected governor of Virginia after campaigning unapologetically as a supporter of gun [...]

McAuliffe Win Is Loss For NRA, Says Michael Bloomberg

Virginia is a big gun state, and is NRA-central. The fact that Terry McAuliffe won should send them a message. “If you think about this, Virginia is the home state of the NRA. That’s where their headquarters are,” Bloomberg told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday. “If I had said to you twenty years ago that [...]

No Gracious Concession From Ken Cuccinelli

A day after winning the Virginia governorship, Democrat Terry McAuliffe hasn’t heard from his opponent, Republican Ken Cucinelli. “I have not had the opportunity yet to speak to the attorney general,” Gov.-elect McAuliffe said, speaking at his first post-election press conference in Richmond. Following an inaudible comment, he continued, “I stopped being surprised at politics [...]

Obama Blasts GOP For ‘Extreme Faction ‘Willing To Hijack…The Entire Country’

Stumping in Virginia for gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, President Obama went after the Republican Party. “This election is going to say a lot about Virginia’s future and about the country’s future,” Obama told a packed gym at Washington-Lee High School. Lately, Obama said, “you’ve seen an extreme faction of the Republican Party that has shown [...]

Rick Santorum Leads Doomed Mission Into Virginia

  Over in Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe is leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the governor’s race, in every poll. The only difference between polls is the delta of the lead. In any case, it’s beyond the margin of error. Give it up, right? Hell no. Not if you’re Rick Santorum. Santorum is going to lead [...]

Conservative Campaign Committee Sends Gaffe-tastic Mailer

Now this made our Monday morning: the good ol’ Triple-C has, of course, endorsed Republican Ken “The Cooch” Cuccinelli in the Virginia gubernatorial race. So imagine our delight upon learning that they: … made a big mistake in an email to supporters while asking for donations to help support efforts backing Ken Cuccinelli in the race [...]

Conservative Virginia Paper Won’t Endorse Anyone For Governor

The Richmond Times-Dispatch was never going to endorse Democrat Terry McAuliffe. But it won’t endorse Republican Ken Cuccinelli, either. The major-party candidates have earned the citizenry’s derision. The third-party alternative has run a more exemplary race yet does not qualify as a suitable option. We cannot in good conscience endorse a candidate for governor. Attorney [...]

Koch Brothers Back State-Level Sabotage Of Obamacare

Those beloved stalwarts of social Darwinism, David and Charles Koch, have again shown their financial largesse — to their own astroturf group, Americans for Plutocracy Prosperity: Conservative advocates funded by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch have launched a massive campaign pressuring states to deny health care coverage to lower income Americans through [...]

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