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Progressives going after GOPer’s who vote against Healthcare….

 

Progressives Target Republicans Over Health Care Vote

Paul Ryan

 

Progressive groups are again targeting Republicans in competitive districts for voting to repeal health care reform while accepting federally financed insurance.

Americans United for Change, Daily Kos, and Blue America have aligned to run radio ads in the districts of Reps. Charlie Bass (R-NH), Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sandy Adams (R-FL), and Leonard Lance (R-NJ).

 

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February 8, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Healthcare, Law, Politics, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The Dream Act students fall back into limbo….

Six months ago illigal immigrant students in the UD rose up to push for a vote on the Dream Act …..

That act would give them a legal avenue to gain citizenship along with moving along citizen rights for those serving in the US military with green cards….

That did not happen…..

Republicans, especailly thouse in the Southwest are deadset against ANY lessing of the laws against illegal immigration….Nor are they for any immigration reform….

 

We now have a situation where those students who ‘came out’…..

Have their names in public….

They have gone back to lives…..

Being silent underground American’s……

With only the government’s ‘unoffical hands off ‘policy as their umbrella….

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The president says he supports their cause, and immigration officials say illegal immigrant students with no criminal record are not among their priorities for deportation. But federal immigration authorities removed a record number of immigrants from the country last year, nearly 393,000, while the local police are rapidly expanding their role in immigration enforcement. Students often get caught.

Illegal immigrants also face new restrictions many states are imposing on their access to public education, driver’s licenses and jobs. And for those like Ms. Aguilar who came out last year to proclaim their illegal status, there is no going back to the shadows.

Republicans who will lead their party in the House on immigration issues say illegal immigrant students should not be spared from deportation. Representative Lamar Smith of Texas, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, led the opposition to the Dream Act in December, calling it “an American nightmare” that would allow illegal immigrants to displace American students from public colleges.

Mr. Smith and other Republicans on the judiciary committee have pledged to block any legislation giving legal status to illegal immigrants, which they reject as amnesty for lawbreakers.

In the weeks since the Senate vote, many young illegal immigrants are grappling with the letdown after a campaign that mobilized thousands of them for sit-in protests, mock graduation ceremonies and text message blitzes of Congressional lawmakers…..

More….


February 8, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Daniel…..California Senate, Nevada Senate, Colorado Senate AND why I’m not happy about it

Hello my fellow Republicans!

Things have really gone wrong quite a bit in some KEY SENATE RACES over the last two weeks.

In California former Hewlett-Packard MORON screw Candidate Carly Fiorina (R-CA) appears set to win the Republican Primary over former U. S. Rep. Tom Campbell (R-CA) and State Representative Chuck DeVore (R-CA) presenting Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) her Re-Election on a SILVER PLATE.


Once again I’m saying that Fiorina is:

1. Too Conservative for the State

2. Has no Crossover Appeal

and 3. Has too much baggage with her tenure as HP Chief Executive during the Financial Crisis.


In Nevada the GOP is about to nominate the weakest Candidate in decades to take on Majority Leader Harry Reid: Sharron Angle.

If she wins this we’re screwed here too. I’m all for Businessman Danny Tarkanian now. The NRSC has to be blamed for this Race by not getting popular Congressman Dean Heller to run here.

In Colorado the Republican Establishment is still backing fmr. Lt. Governor Jane Norton (R-CO). She has already said some contoversial Comments and will do so time and time again. I’ve endorsed Weld County District Attorney Kenneth R. Buck a couple of months back and I hope he can win this come August 10th.

Daniel G.

Ah, Daniel…..I can’t help but notice that you have separated yourself from every GOP woman candidate….Including South Carolina’s Haley…..

Is this a coincidence?

June 3, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 32 Comments

Daniel…..California Senate, Nevada Senate, Colorado Senate AND why I'm not happy about it

Hello my fellow Republicans!

Things have really gone wrong quite a bit in some KEY SENATE RACES over the last two weeks.

In California former Hewlett-Packard MORON screw Candidate Carly Fiorina (R-CA) appears set to win the Republican Primary over former U. S. Rep. Tom Campbell (R-CA) and State Representative Chuck DeVore (R-CA) presenting Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) her Re-Election on a SILVER PLATE.


Once again I’m saying that Fiorina is:

1. Too Conservative for the State

2. Has no Crossover Appeal

and 3. Has too much baggage with her tenure as HP Chief Executive during the Financial Crisis.


In Nevada the GOP is about to nominate the weakest Candidate in decades to take on Majority Leader Harry Reid: Sharron Angle.

If she wins this we’re screwed here too. I’m all for Businessman Danny Tarkanian now. The NRSC has to be blamed for this Race by not getting popular Congressman Dean Heller to run here.

In Colorado the Republican Establishment is still backing fmr. Lt. Governor Jane Norton (R-CO). She has already said some contoversial Comments and will do so time and time again. I’ve endorsed Weld County District Attorney Kenneth R. Buck a couple of months back and I hope he can win this come August 10th.

Daniel G.

Ah, Daniel…..I can’t help but notice that you have separated yourself from every GOP woman candidate….Including South Carolina’s Haley…..

Is this a coincidence?

June 3, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 32 Comments

Daniel……Nevada Senate: New Las Vegas Review Journal / Mason-Dixon finds Republican Senate Primary a Toss-Up AND Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in somewhat better shape of winning Re-Election in November……

Hello Folks!

One of the closed watched Primaries who are still outstanding is the Republican Senate Primary to determine which Candidate will take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in November.

A new Las Vegas Review Journal Mason-Dixon Survey finds one time Republican Frontrunner Sue Lowden (R-NV) is losing Ground very quickly. Her lead has dwindled down to a single Point in the Republican Senate Primary over former State Representative Sharron Angle (R-NV)

The Survey also contains some welcomed News for Reid in a potential General Election with Lowden as it shows he’s only trailing her by 3 Points making the Race a Toss-Up for the first time this Cycle.

Las Vegas Review Journal / Mason-Dixon Survey

Nevada Senate

Republican Primary

Former Nevada State GOP Chair Sue Lowden  30 %
Former State Representative Sharron Angle  29 %
Businessman Danny Tarkanian  23 %
Chad Christensen  3 %
John Chachas  2 %
Others  2 %
Undecided  8 %

General Election

Former NV State GOP Chair Sue Lowden (R)  42 %
Senate Majority Leader Harry Mason Reid (D)  39 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  10 %

Businessman Danny Tarkanian (R)  42 %
Senate Majority Leader Harry Mason Reid (D)  41 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  10 %

Senate Majority Leader Harry Mason Reid (D)  42 %
Former State Representative Sharron Angle (R)  39 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  10 %

Analysis:

With the nasty Attacks in the GOP Primary Lowden’s Support has eroded. I think it’ll stretch out again after the June 8th Primary.

Daniel G.

The Dog is happy to see this race close……Two months ago Reid was being written off….Lowden is now dropping like a stone…This is why the Dog tends to not give up on people…YOU NEVER KNOW!

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 7 Comments

Did they know this when the GOP picked Tampa for its 2012 Convention City?

From Ben Smith over @ Politco….

Paul Allen, the founder and publisher of NightMoves magazine, says he hears about the city’s reputation all the time. He believes the shear number of strip clubs in the Bay area has undoubtedly contributed to the city’s rep.

“In greater Tampa Bay, I think the last count is around 56 different clubs that are adult-oriented,” he said.

Another reason for the reputation is the city’s role in the adult industry. “If you own a club in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and you want to book a feature (dancer) to come to your club, there’s basically four people you can call. Three of those four companies are based right here in Tampa,” Allen said.

But the biggest reason for Tampa’s lap dance reputation is because of an ordinance the city enacted about 10 years ago. Called the “six foot rule,” it requires customers to stay six feet from the dancers….

But once the ordinance was on the books, the city arrested dozens of dancers who violated the six foot rule and the arrests generated national publicity. Buckhorn believes in the following weeks he called Tampa the “lap dance capital of the world” and the moniker stuck.

More……..

May 12, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

Cuomo is quietly backing Rice to succeed him as New York State Attorney General…..

If Andrew Cuomo becomes New York State’s next Governor ……as most of us think he will…….

Then the last two New York Attorney General will have moved up to become Governor……

With that in mind …..

We have begun following the AG race in New York State..

We have had an upstate Democratic straw poll in which Kathleen Rice came in second after Eric Dinallo…..who is a political new comer …who worked for Eliot Spritzer…

The fact that Nassau County DA Rice came in second has not gone unnoticed around the state….

That fact has been boosted by the common knowledge that Rice is now being pushed for the State AG  position by Cuomo…who is more that 30 percentage  points above Republican’s Lazio AND Levy….The two would-be GOP challengers for right to run against Cuomo….

Oh, Yea there’s more…..

It seems that New York City Mayor Bloomberg has HIS guy lining up for a run at the Governor’s job also….

That is Staten Island  DA  Dan Donavan……..

A note to Mr. Donavan…..

Bloomberg just bearly got reelected after spending $130 Million…..

The last person Bloomberg backed for anything was Harold FFord, Jr.for the New York State Senate seat….

And he never got out of the gate!

Good Luck Mr. Donovan…..

You’re gonna need it…..

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and soon-to-be gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo appear to be lining up on opposite sides in the contentious battle for New York state attorney general.

Mr. Bloomberg is strongly encouraging Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, a Republican, to enter the race and is prepared, once Mr. Donovan announces, to endorse him officially, people familiar with the matter said.

Mr. Cuomo’s political team, meanwhile, is quietly urging Democrats to unite around the candidacy of another prosecutor, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, according to state Democrats.

The race to succeed Mr. Cuomo as attorney general has emerged as one of the most closely watched contests this year, as Mr. Cuomo prepares to pursue the governorship.

With two of the state’s most dominant political figures staking rival ground, the stage is set for a proxy war over control of an office with national influence.

Mr. Donovan, who is expected to launch his bid in the coming weeks, is surrounding himself with Bloomberg aides.

Bradley Tusk, Mr. Bloomberg’s campaign manager last year, is a top strategist, and Virginia Lam, a former press aide to Mr. Bloomberg, has been tapped to handle communications for Mr. Donovan.

Howard Wolfson, a deputy mayor, said Mr. Bloomberg believes Mr. Donovan has done an “outstanding job” as district attorney and would “make a great statewide candidate.”

In an interview, Mr. Donavan acknowledged that Mr. Bloomberg has been “very supportive.”

How about this Cuomo dance around the truth by staff….

A spokesman for Mr. Cuomo’s political team said the attorney general has not settled on a candidate to support in the race. A spokesman for the Rice campaign said the district attorney “would obviously be thrilled to have his endorsement,” but declined to comment further on the possibility.

And then this…..

Ms. Rice’s second-place finish, ahead of two more established rivals, was seen by Democrats as a sign of Mr. Cuomo’s helping hand.

More……..

May 10, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tea Party members are overwhelmingly Republicans!…..

Yea…..

Tell me something the Democrats, Republicans and I ….DON’T KNOW!

That conclusion, backed by numbers from a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, also suggests that the tea party may have little room for growth. Most Americans — including large majorities of those who don’t already count themselves as supporters — say they’re not interested in learning more about the movement. A sizable share of those not already sympathetic to the tea party also say that the more they hear, the less they like the movement.

Overall, the tea party remains divisive, with 27 percent of those polled saying they’re supportive but about as many, 24 percent, opposed. Supporters overwhelmingly identify themselves as Republicans or GOP-leaning independents; opponents are even more heavily Democratic. The new movement is also relatively small, with 8 percent of supporters claiming to be “active participants” — about 2 percent of the total population.

But from a political standpoint, the most important cleavage is within the Republican Party.

The percentage of people who say the Democratic Partyrepresents their personal values and is in tune with the problems of people like themselves hasn’t changed since November. The percentage siding with the GOP, however, has dropped by almost precisely the numbers now siding with the tea party.

More….. .

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , | 1 Comment

Jeb Bush for President?

Can the ex-Governor of Florida get past the bad name association with his brother?

Is it long enough?

Can a guy with a Mexican-American wife get elected?

Is Romney being ahead now scaring the Republican’s enough to go back to the Bush well….

For a third time?…..

Jeb Bush is showing every sign he very much wants to remain in the political fray.

Were he not the brother of a recently departed and unpopular president, there is little doubt that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would be an obvious, and formidable, White House prospect for the GOP.

Yet even with the family baggage, many Republicans remain convinced Bush could be a strong contender.

While he hasn’t shown any inclination to run in 2012, Bush is showing every sign he very much wants to remain in the political fray.

With little fanfare, the former governor is keeping up an aggressive campaign travel schedule and even wading into party primaries. Since the start of the year, he has stumped for gubernatorial candidates in Ohio, Alabama, Wisconsin, Nevada and California. Next month, he’s slated to raise money and talk policy with state House Republicans in Pennsylvania.

For some candidates, including Alabama GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bradley Byrne, not only is Bush responding to requests; he’s actually the one offering to help.

Bush met Byrne, a former Alabama education official, at a Republican Governors Association event last year and directed his staff to work with the candidate’s staff on education issues.

Bush then came to Birmingham last month to talk education policy with Byrne and raise money for him.

Back home in Florida, meanwhile, Bush looms as large as ever. Reporters and columnists have taken to the state’s newspapers in recent weeks to chew over just how much influence he still retains over state politics. One prominent Democratic state legislator even joked that 2010 represented Bush’s best legislative session.

More……..

May 2, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Family, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

The RNC will spend money on the 2010 Midterm elections…….

They are announcing that they are going to work hard to get back at least on House of Congress….

They will spend their money……

Michael Steele needs a win personally, also……

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is going all in to win back control of the House and Senate.
RNC spokesman Doug Heye said committee chairman Michael Steele is committed to using most, if not all, of its cash on hand in this year’s midterm elections.

Four years ago, frustrated congressional Democrats had to go into prolonged negotiations with then-DNC Chairman Howard Dean to convince him to invest in the 2006 midterm elections. DNC subsequently spent all of its cash on hand that year, but significant sums went to Dean’s 50-state strategy. At the time, Democrats on Capitol Hill, including now-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, questioned cash infusions to solidly red states.

A key difference between Dean then and Steele now is that Steele’s term is up at the end of this cycle while Dean stayed on at the DNC during the 2008 presidential campaign. Like Dean, Steele is heading his party’s national committee with the opposing party in the White House.

The RNC, which has attracted criticism this cycle for its spending habits, has $11.4 million cash on hand.

Heye noted that the committee already spent $3 million on the New Jersey governor’s race and $9 million on the Virginia race. The RNC will be spending money on congressional, gubernatorial and local-level races this year.

“Right now we are focused on 2010. We’re committed to large investments,” Heye said.

More……

April 26, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates | , , , , | 4 Comments