Category Archives: Campaign 2012

Will the Lame Duck be Lame?

Will anything get done in the lame duck session of congress between now and the end of year holidays? The answer is yes. Like during the 2010 lame duck session, expect congress to get some stuff done, and the debate … Continue reading

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Tired Of Right Wingers Claiming To Be Victims

Tuesday night a couple of weeks ago I was down at Muscatine City Hall for a forum for the Muscatine County candidates for state office. At the end of the proceedings, Bobby Kaufmann raised a ruckus about a mailer from his … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Get Involved with the Democratic National Convention

Not everyone can attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. next week, but the planners developed five ways to people to get involved, if you can’t be there in person. Check out the full story at the link, and … Continue reading

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There’s No Excuse For Dogfighting. There’s No Excuse For King.

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Romney’s Position On Wind Power Could Mean Trouble In Iowa

Mitt Romney opposes tax breaks for wind energy. President Obama supports tax breaks for wind energy. You do the math. Marcos Moulitsas posted about it yesterday. Iowa is quite competitive this year.  [Click here to see the trendlines on DailyKos]. … Continue reading

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Preserve Medicare — Vote Democratic

The Republican plan to eliminate Medicare is known, but Iowans have no idea what’s in store for them. It is a scheme to transfer health care protections for aging Americans to private companies over time. Their plan would end Medicare … Continue reading

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Preserve Social Security–Vote Democratic

When it comes to Social Security, the Democratic Party supports the promise made when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed The Social Security Act on Aug. 14, 1935. That promise is that people in society would contribute to Social Security to … Continue reading

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Observations – Branstad Loves Education?

Pardon me if I am skeptical, quite skeptical, about Terry Branstad being a wild eyed reformer in favor of education. This is not the old Terry Branstad who was bad enough. No, this is the new, much more ALECy Branstad. … Continue reading

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Bob Kerrey Sings, Democrats Dance

This is an amazing video of one of the most touching and authentic moments in politics ever. Lawrence O’Donnell devoted a large portion of his show to Kerrey last night after his surprise announcement that he will run for his … Continue reading

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