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Just shut that down

Today we heard that Pres­i­dent Oba­ma called up the Speak­er of the House John Boehn­er and told him, and I quote from Bren­dan Buck, Boehn­er’s spokesman, “The pres­i­dent called the speak­er again today to reit­er­ate that he won’t nego­ti­ate on a gov­ern­ment fund­ing bill or debt lim­it increase.” Source: Roll Call Hel­lz to the yes. […]

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The best elections links of the day (if you’re happy right now)

Here we go: The Time Karl Rove Took on the Fox News Deci­sion Desk The vin­di­ca­tion of Nate Sil­ver Oba­ma’s vic­to­ry speech or, “Where’s that guy been dur­ing the 2012 cam­paign?” Ras­mussen is 24th out of 28 polls in accu­ra­cy list. Tied with Gallup. The deaf­en­ing silence at UnskewedPolls.com Dick Mor­ris pre­dicts a Rom­ney land­sli… […]

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My thoughts on the election

So, the elec­tion is over. And I am pret­ty pleased with the results. I don’t have any­thing real­ly grandiose to say about it, no procla­ma­tions or pre­dic­tions, but through­out the night (I was up until 1 am local) and this morn­ing I have had some ran­dom thoughts. There may be pro­fan­i­ty below. There will def­i­nite­ly […]

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The first of many “vs. McCain” polls

I’m sure there have been oth­ers, but this is the first poll pit­ting Oba­ma or Clin­ton vs. John McCain for all the mar­bles since Super Tues­day (though it must be not­ed that it was gath­ered before Super Tues­day). Time Mag­a­zine’s poll shows Clin­ton vs. McCain tied at 48%, while Oba­ma beats McCain 48% to 42%. […]

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The Dream Ticket? Not Obama-Clinton, but rather Obama-Sebelius

Since the ami­ca­ble Cal­i­for­nia debate, there have been sug­ges­tions float­ing about that an Oba­­ma-Clin­­ton, or a Clin­­ton-Oba­­ma tick­et would be a dream for the Democ­rats. I don’t believe it for a sec­ond. First, it won’t hap­pen, unless it is forced on them by Dean and the DNC. I can imag­ine no more dys­func­tion­al White House […]

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We did our part

We attend­ed our some­what abbre­vi­at­ed cau­cus, we stood up for our man, and he rocked the cau­cus. As one t‑shirt said, “Barack Chalk Jay­hawk!” Cur­rent results give Kansas to Oba­ma by a 46% mar­gin. If only that were reflect­ed across the coun­try. The line was real­ly long, with hun­dreds of peo­ple snaking down the street […]

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Vote today.

Today is Super Tues­day. Today, if you live in one of the Super Tues­day states, you should go out and vote in your pri­ma­ry, or attend a cau­cus. Make your opin­ion known. Some of you did­n’t do that last time, and we end­ed up with John Ker­ry. Please don’t let us end up with anoth­er […]

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Hope it was worth it

At rough­ly $90,000 each sec­ond, the Super­Bowl adver­tise­ments were sur­pris­ing­ly blah this year. We watched the game at TiVo-speed, stop­ping to watch com­mer­cials or plays that looked impor­tant in triple-time. Of all the com­mer­cials we saw (and dif­fer­ent mar­kets got dif­fer­ent com­mer­cials) we actu­al­ly end­ed up lik­ing two of the Bud Light com­mer­cials the best. […]

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Please Vote! …for Barack Obama

Let me pref­ace by urg­ing you to go out and vote tomor­row, regard­less of who you sup­port. Unless you’re one of Huck­’s Army, then please stay home. If you’re a devout Ron Paul sup­port­er, do go, just to enter­tain the MittCains. Our entire fam­i­ly (me, wife, five-year-old, and 20-month-old) will be going to cau­cus here […]