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Sen. Gillibrands House members problem…….

Over at The Albany Project, robert harding points out that Senator Gilibrand has a few NY City House members behind her……. just a few (only half of the state’s 28 House members, in total, have come out for her)…..and not one memeber of the House from Long Island…….hummmm?

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | 5 Comments

The Progressive dilemma……….

Nate Silver, over at FivethirtyEight sums up the dilemma for the Progressive wing of the Democratic party…do they REALY stick to the ‘public option’ and risk the ENTIRE healthcare bill ? ( they pushed back this week )…..or do they bluff their way down to the wire, and join Obama in taking a bill w/o the option (add co-ops, maybe), and call it a victory……as I have posted here…I think Obama ( who can’t come out of this empty handed, NO MATTER WHAT ) is gonna be the one to decide in the end…..but Silver does give a good snap shot of the thinking with-in the Progressives camp…………..

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Updates on posts from July………

1) Is Corzine Falling behind?…..(7/29/09) …….

Yep…..but he’s coming back…….( he’s doing a whole better than Deeds)

2) Are the Democrats invincible?……..(7/29/09)……

Nope………as Deeds, Corzine or Patrick

3) The Healthcare vote exposes Democratic fault lines…….(7/30/09)……

Yep……ask the Democratic Liberals and  Progressives

4) New York State still has a Lt. Governor……(7/31/09)…..

Nope…..not no more…an Appellate court ruled against Governor Paterson’s action….

5) The Cash for Clunkers program will probably be back….with more cash…….(7/31.09)

And will be close down again in the morning, a victim of it’s success……with 400,000 + vehicles, exchanged

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Other Things, Politics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment