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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up from Dailykos……

From DemFromCT @ Dailykos...

Sunday funnies.

Brown v Whitman, via LA Times:

“Let’s be sympathetic and let’s really empathize with the millions of people who are in the shadows and you want to keep them in the shadows and now you’re trying to evade responsibility,” he said. “Don’t run for governor if you can’t stand up on your own two feet and say, ‘Hey I made a mistake, I’m sorry, let’s go on from here.’ You have blamed her, blamed me, blamed the left, blamed the unions but you don’t take accountability.”

NY Times:

Republicans carry substantial advantages as they move into the final month of the fall campaign, but the resilience of vulnerable Democrats is complicating Republican efforts to lock down enough seats to capture the House and take control of the unsettled electoral battleground.

Ari Melber:

Indeed, historians may stress how the tea party rose at exactly the same time that traditional print journalism crashed into the earth like an asteroid, instantly sinking underground and far from political relevance.  Some already are.

At the panel, Harvard historian Jill Lepore, who just published a book on the role of contested historical narratives in tea party organizing, said the “disequilibrium” created by newspapers’ demise is fueling a new type of politics.

“Our political and newspaper culture were born at the same time,” Lepore noted, pointing to the partisan papers founded to oppose John Adams.  With the decline of print, she proposed, comes a decline in local news coverage, a demise of the local “form of community,” and ultimately a distortion of “proportion” – where people have less sense of which developments are actually significant.  We may even look back on this period, Lepore suggested, and realize that we spent far too much time on the tea party. Coming from someone who just wrote a book on the subject, that’s saying something.


October 3, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Taxes, The Economy, Updates, Women | ,

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