Why Dems Lose Midterms

The preliminary numbers are in, and voter turnout was at a record low nationwide.

Conventional wisdom says that each party, Republican and Democrat, can count on roughly 45% of the vote, no matter what. The last ten percent is what you need to win an election.

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The Dems die a little more in Maryland

The shocker victory of Republican governor-elect Larry Hogan here in deep blue Maryland is a vivid example of how the Democratic Party is paying the price for having sold its base down the river. Here is WaPo on the physics of Tuesday’s gubernatorial Democratic unraveling here in the Free State:

With more than 90 percent […]

If You Had Told Me This Appeared on The Federalist Website….

…I would have laughed in your face. But it did:

Why abandon K-Street, and acknowledge, then reject, the Big Business perception of the GOP? They’ve had the Republican Party’s back for some time, right? In the past, the largest companies favored one party over the other because they understood a pro-capitalist, low-regulation government benefits […]

Justin Trudeau boots all senators from Liberal caucus

Toronto Star, By Joan Bryden

OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau is sweeping Liberal senators out of his party’s caucus in a bid to show he’s serious about cleaning up the Senate, a move sure to trigger turmoil among members of the scandal-plagued upper house.

The surprise move — announced today after Trudeau personally informed the 32 Liberal senators […]

Only The Good Die Young

And for Pete Seeger, 94 was too young:

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Chacun a Son Vie

 

 

Here is the difference between the US and France in a nutshell:

French President Francois Hollande has said he is experiencing a “difficult moment” in his private life, following claims of an affair with an actress.

But he refused to answer questions over the report, saying “private matters should be dealt with […]

Post Christmas greetings!

As I watched Republicans Ron Paul and Gary Johnson, Democrats Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel first marginalized, later vilified, and finally eliminated from presidential debates, my thoughts sounded much like this:

A Christmas Speculation by John Michael Greer.

Saturday Jukebox: At Our Best

Why we must keep fighting…

Pope Francis – Marxist in Disguise?

Pope Francis

It is not surprising that Rush Limbaugh, spiritual leader of the Republican Party – the man who determines Republican ideology and who enforces obedience to orthodoxy within the party – now finds Pope Francis a “Marxist”. Pope Francis, spiritual leader to over one billion Catholics, has issued a direct assault on the […]

The Trouble with Liberals

I was watching FreeSpeechTV this morning.

(Side note: If you don’t get FreeSpeechTV on your television provider, switch to DISH Network, stat. You’re missing out on some amazing programming.)

In the course of a “commercial break” – FSTV does not accept sponsor ads or government assistance in order to stay completely independent. It is wholly […]

Secret deal allows NSA to share Americans’ data with Israel

(The Guardian): • Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis • Only official US government communications protected • Agency insists it complies with rules governing privacy • Read the NSA and Israel’s ‘memorandum of understanding’

NYMag finally gets it- Frank Rich: The Stench of the Potomac

Washington may be a dysfunctional place to govern, but it’s working better than ever as a marketplace for cashing in. And that’s thanks, more than anything, to the Democratic Establishment.

This is proving the summer of This Town, Mark Leibovich’s jaundiced take on “America’s gilded capital,” which leapt up the best-seller list the week of […]

Quo Vadis, Baby.

Chris Hedges has been doing interviews on TheRealNews.com. There are or will be seven in all. Some I could only find in video but I read what transcripts I could find.

They discuss where we’re at, how we got there and where (if anywhere) we go from here.

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Thinking Outside The Cultural Box

Yeah, you can.

h/t to Ian Welsh for this link to Dissident Voice

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Will NSA Snooping Kill Internet Sex?

The certain and spreading knowledge that NSA is snooping on nearly all of our electronic communication threatens to put the big chill on Internet sexual activity – anything from going to visually stimulating sites to arranging after-work hook-ups.

When users engaged in these activities arrive at the full awareness that somebody’s watching, there may be […]

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